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Intel Testing TV Service in Three Markets
Still Believes They'll be the Golden Child of Internet Video
by Karl Bode 02:45PM Thursday Mar 28 2013
Intel is currently conducting trials of its new Internet TV platform with employees in three West Coast markets ahead of a launch later this year. The chipmaker has repeatedly stated that they believe they will succeed in Internet video where numerous other companies have failed. Those ever-busy "people with knowledge of the situation" also claim that Intel is making headway hashing out licensing agreements with content companies. That's obviously the major hurdle to Intel's success, and the primary reason why significantly better and more innovative companies than Intel have watched their Internet TV ambitions repeatedly do mudpuddle face plants.

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Patterson, NY

It'll be

interesting to see how this plays out for the them.


cable has the bandwidth for this but will they lower downloa

cable has the bandwidth for this but will they lower download caps to kill this off?

DSL maybe ok for 1 steam at a time but still have download caps.

3g/4g caps to low

satellite broadband caps to low as well.


New York, NY

Who Cares

The problem with these "new" cable tv companies is they are just going to repackage the exact same product as all the major cable companies and we're supposed to be excited because it's "Intel". Who cares about Intel. We don't need another hamburger joint. People are cutting the cord for a reason. It's not just cost. Boring, boring, no choice, restrictive, did I say boring and oh yeah cost, expensive, no choices, you must buy this package, oh my I'm repeating myself just like these "new" cable companies are "repeating" what everyone else is doing...


Re: Who Cares

While the numbers are being outpaced by the growth of households, technically, TV subscriptions are increasing when you include telco and satellite.

I agree TV as a whole is becoming less attractive for various reasons, but the numbers about cord cutting really just don't seem to be as dramatic as I previously believed.
Yeah. I think we'll see some big changes in the TV market in the next decade, but it's going to take more than a trickle of cord cutters to make it happen. Right now there's just nothing to replace cable TV.


Bluffton, SC

Same old same old

Another box to take the market by storm????? Apple couldn't even pull a box out of their ass that sold, high hopes for Boxee Box back in the day. Unless you reprogram the box it doesn't really matter what box you get.


I don't know about you but I'm really excited about this

I can't wait to stick this right next to my USDTV Box, Joost App, Apple TV and Logitech Revue.

I wonder if it I can sync it with my Zune.


Manchester, GA

Re: I don't know about you but I'm really excited about this

lol... man, I love sarcasm. Love it even more when it's so strong you can even taste it from a posting. Mmmmmmm.

New York, NY


The only way I see Intel being able to pull off a compelling offering in this respect is if they bought controlling interest in the companies that own th intellectual property,....and then they likely wouldn't want their little pet project to do well,....

Myrtle Beach, SC

Re: Skeptical

I see a couple of other options. Not likely, but there.

The biggest issue is getting reasonably priced a la carte deals from the content providers. Intel may need to look to other non-major providers to begin with. Perhaps even buying or creating their own channel / content by partnering with someone Currently Amazon, NetFlix and others are creating their own content that may be an option if things don't go well with "the big boys".

Moving away from cable packages is likely to increase the cost to the consumer. I see how this is true, however, in this situation you are assuming the same market of customers being targeted. What if an IPTV solution became a World Wide option of consumers and not to just the US market? Then you'd open up millions of potential consumers not currently in the fold allowing pricing to drop, perhaps dramatically.

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Friendly, WV
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I never even knew

I never even knew they made TV sets with a core processor unless it's the ones that are actually TV sets + computer..
Imo these two should be separated, too techy, the old stuff is much better.

A little off topic but I never even knew you could have your TV shows and movies broadcasted through your internet provider until my brother moved to where one had this option but you can only have one thing on it at a time like 1 computer or 1 TV hocked up and that's it, you would need to pay more for a bigger and more expensive package to get more stuff hocked up at once.

I'm glad I ain't very updated with all this, stuff is just getting too far ridiculous and only getting worse. We already can make data be sent into thin air with satellite and WiFi and imo that's good enough. and I know some of you may say something about this but I have one other thing to add. I know of a lot of people who stick with old technology, well not even technology at all, just really old style stuff from say the 40's.
We don't even have electric or anything being provided to some people here in my area in some spots and their happy that they don't have to go through with all this new junk or even going into it.
HT1000/ BeamID 32/ Power Max plan/ 4 pcs on a D-Link wired switch/ wireless D-Link router with password

Support only the gaming company's that matter the most, pay for something that actually is worth buying or has a good reason for how much it's worth.