The company provides documentation so that these customizations can use a Java API.
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The Sage TV Media Extender set-top allows other TVs to connect to Sage TV over a home network.
There is also the ability to use the Hauppauge Media MVP with Sage TV by purchasing a Media MVP Client License.
Additionally, there are IMDB and commercial skipping plugins.
Freeview is the brand name of the digital terrestrial television platform in Australia intended to bring all of free-to-air (FTA) broadcasters onto a consistent marketing platform, to compete against subscription television, in particular Foxtel.
The strategy coincided with the expansion to 3 digital channels for each FTA network and the planned phasing out of analog television in Australia.
Important services from Freeview include its free-to-air channels with an enhanced EPG (electronic program guide) across all channels.
On Saturday, June 18, 2011, Jeffrey Kardatzke, CTO & Founder of the company, announced in a Sage TV forum post that his company has been acquired by Google and an official press release followed later that same day, and since then the Sage TV products have no longer been available for purchase.
After the acquisition of Sage TV, LLC by Google, they began modifying and updating it to work with Google's upcoming Google Fiber TV service.
A "lite" version is commonly shipped as part of an OEM software bundle.
Both the lite and regular versions offer a Java API.
Freeview also certifies televisions, set-top boxes and personal video recorders (PVR) which meet its standards.