Rumors suggest that Dish and Google might be collaborating to create a set top box for your TV. According to leaks from within Google’s staff, they have been trialing the concept and deciding upon whether to go ahead with the project or scrap it.
The main idea is that the Android powered platform would find channels on Dish, YouTube, Metacafe and other website media channels and allow you to easily view it via your tv, transmitted by a box that would sit on top of your television. You would also be able to create playlists and perform refined searches of your TV programs using a keyboard.
Google could possibly make money by selling advertising space on their channel, much like they sell targeted website advertising space on their search engine.
As of now Google and Dish have yet to comment, so there is no indication as to whether or not they’ll move ahead with the project.