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Intel partnering with content companies to promote Viiv

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 30 Nov 2005 15:06 User comments (1)

Intel partnering with content companies to promote Viiv Intel has announced that it will be partnering with approximately 40 content companies to promote its Viiv media center PC platform. One of these companies reportedly is TiVo, which will ensure that content recorded onto its set-top boxes will be playable on Viiv based machines. Intel VP and general manager, sales and marketing group, Anand Chandrasekher told The Register that some 250 companies will be joining Intel to launch Viiv, which is expected to come to market in Q1 2006.
"It's not just the usual-suspect PC vendors," he said. He said the number includes big names from the consumer electronics world along with content providers. The support from TiVo for Viiv is very interesting, considering that Viiv also will offer the same time-shift TV functionality as TiVo's set-top boxes do. This basically puts both in direct competition with each other.

For those of you who wonder what Viiv can offer, here is what Intel says you can find when you see the "Enjoy with Intel Viiv technology" on products and services...

  • Subscription-based, pay-per-view, and free video-on-demand services.
  • Subscription-based and free gaming services offering hundreds of games on demand for play online.
  • Streaming music videos, pay-per-view live concerts, plus the ability to purchase thousands upon thousands of downloadable music tracks.
  • Photo-editing software and online photo services made-to-order for this exciting new concept in entertainment PC.

Read more about it at:

The Register

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130.11.2005 15:34

wtf can intel piz focus on performance cpu instead of these crappy ass stuff such as centrino or viiv, it's just waiting to be kill by AMD.

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