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Intel cable TV service coming soon?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Dec 2012 20:33 User comments (3)

Intel cable TV service coming soon? According to sources, Intel's virtual cable TV service with set-top box will launch soon on a city-by-city basis, allowing it to bypass many of the licensing hurdles that have delayed its launch to date.
Content providers have been reluctant to negotiate licensing on a national basis, so Intel will be able to launch slowly but with no issues if they do so in cities were the rights have already been negotiated.

After 2011's failed launch of Google TV, which was supposed to be Intel's chance to get their processors into more living rooms, the company has decided to try it on their own. "Intel was tired of everyone doing a half-assed Google TV so it's going to do it themselves and do it right," says the source.

Intel's plan is for a set-top box and subscription streaming TV service. The service would include traditional channels but also include streaming service like Redbox's new movie and TV show catalog.

So far, however, content providers have been unwilling to unbundle channels, as they have been unwilling with other companies, as well, including (allegedly) Apple.

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3 user comments

131.12.2012 12:08

Why bother with it now? Shouldn't have this been the in thing like 5 years ago? Intel should move their resources to better R&D projects.

231.12.2012 14:50

Originally posted by Mysttic:
Why bother with it now? Shouldn't have this been the in thing like 5 years ago? Intel should move their resources to better R&D projects.
Hush, it will be cracked and emulated on the PC thus I will get all channels free!!!111

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34.1.2013 12:12

Well, money is the outcome. Microsoft, Intel and other bedtime buddies are trying get more and more of the green stuff. Most likely this product will also be over priced just like their other products. It will fail and the general public will be left holding the bag and paying the after bill.

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