Santa Monica, CA
"Stubborn" "Broadcasters" ? Poor poor Intel. They can't just cook up some new chips and take the profits from Hollywood and the content owners. Everybody say, "Awww....".
The content owners (not just broadcasters) aren't "stubborn". They're wise
| |KearnstdElf WizardPremium
Mullica Hill, NJ
Re: Go Intel.
said by pnjunction:That would make sense, get people like the cable companies off the "assigned channel" model that is currently limiting their bandwidth.
I wouldn't be jumping for joy just yet.
Intel's strategy may well be to simply deliver the existing TV business model using IPTV technology.
Think about it, they could just replace their current set top boxes with these new locked-down Intel IP-based ones, their costs go down and they keep prices mostly the same and using the same structure.
In the end this makes sense, if they are resistant to changes in the pricing model then move them to new technology, one where you get a cut, but don't push to change their pricing model at all.
Figure if everything was data in its pure IP form then channels would serve no purpose other than to initiate a stream with an interface everyone is familiar with.
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