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DISH Ties With Google On TV Effort

Englewood, Colorado-based satellite TV provider DISH Network said last Thursday with Google that it is tying into Google's new Google TV platform. Google announced the television search and display software yesterday at Google I/O, saying that the software will allow users to simultaneously search both television content and the web and display it on their television screens. Google and DISH said that DISH Network subscribers will make a version of Google TV available to its subscribers in the fall. The two said they began working over a year ago on a joint development process, which implemented Google TV on more than 400 DISH Network and Google users. The two said that the software integration will allow all of DISH Network's HD DVR receivers to connect their Google TV devices via an HDMI connection. Google TV is based on Android and the Google Chrome browser.