A company called Boxfish, which just came out of stealth mode and is gearing up for a public launch, has built a system that captures every word spoken on television in the US, UK, and Ireland in real-time.
“We believe that there’s another internet that isn’t being captured, and it’s in real-time,” co-founder Eoin Dowling said. “Right now we’re sitting here and there’s hundreds of TV channels broadcasting relevant information right now, and it’s not accessible online.”
Though Boxfish is based in Palo Alto, Dowling and co-founder Kevin Burkitt are originally from Ireland. They previously built Red Circle, a company that provided digital entertainment like ring tones to mobile devices, and sold it to Zamano in 2007.