dslreports logo
site
spacer

spacer
 
    All Forums Hot Topics Gallery
spc

spacer




how-to block ads


view:
topics flat nest 
Comments on news posted 2013-02-12 16:48:45: Last December Intel tried to build hype around a supposed Internet TV service by leaking word of it to the press, resulting in a long list of outlets breathlessly insisting that Intel was going to succeed where a long list of tech giants (including .. ..


Kamus

join:2011-01-27
El Paso, TX

meh

Netflix is the only one that seems to have a clue how to do this right.

elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
·EarthLink

1 recommendation

Yet another me-too offering

Intel doesn't have any incentive to go against the grain either.

We aren't going to see a successful standalone IPTV/OTT service that carries existing pay-tv content unless Google, Apple, Microsoft and perhaps Amazon get together and buy the content rights - at a minimum of 11 figures annually, to free them from their traditional bounds.

Consumer advocates and bloggers repeatedly fail to understand the very basic economics of ala-carte and streaming pay-tv: it has to bring in greater profits for all the stakeholders, not just a select few, if they are to have reason to offer it.


ITALIAN926

join:2003-08-16
kudos:2
reply to Kamus

Re: meh

Do what right? How many channels does Netflix have?

.......

crickets


NotTheMama
What Would Earl Do?

join:2012-12-06
One for each viewer, with the programming content & schedule customized by the viewer... aka "the right way".
--
"Face piles of trials with smiles; it riles them to believe that you perceive the web they weave."


ITALIAN926

join:2003-08-16
kudos:2
.......Not


Lone Wolf
Retired
Premium
join:2001-12-30
USA
kudos:1

Intel Internet TV Will

probably lose money for the company.

Intel is trading at $21.19 today and I expect this number to drop after the failure of their set-top box.

From the news:

DANA POINT, Calif.--Intel Corp. confirmed plans to offer a paid video service delivered over the Internet, which will come along with a new-style set-top box sold to consumers. The chip maker did not disclose the name or pricing for the offering, though it said it will be introduced sometime this year.


Kamus

join:2011-01-27
El Paso, TX
reply to ITALIAN926

Re: meh

said by ITALIAN926:

Do what right? How many channels does Netflix have?

.......

crickets

Channels... that's so 20th century.


ITALIAN926

join:2003-08-16
kudos:2
Yea well, you go ahead and live in the 22nd century, because what youre dreaming of wont be happening in THIS one.


NotTheMama
What Would Earl Do?

join:2012-12-06
57 Channels (And Nothin' On)

The only real difference now--20 years later--loads more channels... but still, nothin' on.
--
"Face piles of trials with smiles; it riles them to believe that you perceive the web they weave."


Bill Neilson
Premium
join:2009-07-08
Arlington, VA
reply to Kamus
Netflix deserves all of the support that it gets as they did have (and continue having) a very solid amount of content on many devices.

With that said, I have found their content to be extremely light (to me that is) and with more options becoming available during the last few months...ala Amazon Prime Video, HBOGO, etc....I am not sure Netflix has really found the long-term answer yet.