Verizon Agrees To Buy Intel’s OnCue Streaming Platform

By | Tuesday January 21, 2014 @ 4:42am PST

The deal positions Verizon to become a player in a new market for pay TV where channels are transmitted over the Internet. intelIntel had hoped to move in to that emerging platform — it has a lot invested in … Read More »

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CES: Intel Chief Unveils Products Designed To Revolutionize Consumer Tech, And Vows To Keep Them “Conflict Free”

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich made the most of his first appearance as International CES‘ lead keynote speaker — the gee-whiz presentation. Saying that we’re entering “a new era of computing,” he introduced several intriguing devices that he promised will all be available this year. Brian KrzanichHe also brought up DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg to talk up the value of enhanced computing power for moviemaking. But most significantly, he announced that Intel’s new processors will no longer include minerals from mines in the Congo that have been at the center of fighting there that has resulted in millions of deaths, making it the deadliest war since World War II. “Every microprocessor will be conflict-free,” he says. Read More »

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TiVo CEO: Cable Operators Want To Distribute Netflix

By | Tuesday November 26, 2013 @ 7:04pm PST

When many studios license shows to Netflix they stipulate that the content can’t be distributed in the U.S. through a pay TV operator’s set top box — but that should change, TiVo CEO Tom Rogers told analysts today. Netflix “has clearly risen to the level of a must-have” for consumers who want streamed video. And once Netflix can negotiate changes in its contracts “increasingly we’re hearing operators wanting to include Netflix in their distribution” after years of considering it a threat. It would benefit TiVo if he’s right: Its DVRs can integrate broadband video with conventional cable channels. In September, UK cable operator Virgin Media said that it would include a Netflix app on the TiVo boxes it offers to some of its subscribers – blurring the distinction between the online service and premium channels like HBO. Rogers naturally wants more U.S. cable operators to let TiVo handle their advanced services. Cable “is beginning to pay a price for not having found the right balance [between marketing broadband and video] and not highlighting how video benefits flow from broadband connectivity.” Smaller operators have turned to TiVo while big companies such as Time Warner Cable haven’t. But Rogers says that he doesn’t “see it being sustainable that somebody in suburban Anchorage, Alaska, can have a vastly better advanced television experience than somebody in the media capital of the world living on Park Avenue and 60th Street.” Read More »

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Will Intel Sell Its Online Pay TV Service To Verizon By Year End?

By | Monday November 25, 2013 @ 3:47pm PST

The wheels are in motion for that to happen, Bloomberg reports. Intel wants about $500M for OnCue, its ambitious initiative to offer a cable-like service via the Web. Samsung and Liberty Global have kicked the tires. But … Read More »

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Intel Making Progress With Media Companies For Online Pay-TV Service: Report

By | Tuesday March 26, 2013 @ 10:18am PDT

Intel is reportedly making headway on its plan to offer live and 7-day catch-up viewing over the net to people who buy its set-top streaming device. The chipmaker’s planned online pay-TV service was outlined by Intel … Read More »

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Intel Confirms Plan To Offer Streaming TV Service And Device

By | Tuesday February 12, 2013 @ 10:55am PST

The chipmaker will offer live and 7-day catch-up viewing over the net sometime this year to people who buy an Intel streaming device. But this isn’t about receiving cable channels a la carte — or Read More »

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