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The rumors were true--Verizon has indeed purchased Intel’s OnCue service, which promised streaming cloud TV over the Internet that would have challenged traditional pay TV paradigms. OnCue sounded like a pet project, headed by Intel Media VP Erik Huggers, and it was definitely one of those try-it-and-see-how-it-goes sort of endeavors. It ended up not “going”, as it were, and Intel pulled the plug. Huggers, et al initially hoped to bring the OnCue service online by the end of 2013, but instead Intel put the whole unit up for sale. Indeed, Verizon is buying all of Intel Media, including... Read more...
Intel Media VP Erik Huggers had dreams of making a big impact on the TV market (or at least get a foot in the door) with a special unit of the company called OnCue, but it was not to be. Word emerged back in October that Intel may have a deal in the works with Verizon, and according to the Washington Post’s sources, that deal may be imminent. The final details should be nailed down within days, and an announcement could come as early as this week. Recent reports indicated that Intel was seeking $500 million for the OnCue service. With OnCue’s assets, Verizon will look to expand its... Read more...
As it turns out, disrupting the television market is pretty difficult. Apple, despite admitting that the TV business is one of intense interest, hasn't been able to crack the nut that would meld online and pay-TV content in a way that's dramatically different and better than the mishmash we have today. Earlier this year, Intel seemed to believe that it was on the way to accomplishing that goal, but now, things aren't looking so rosy. The service was to be called OnCue, and it was supposedly going to revamp the television experience by using an IPTV approach that brought pay-TV channels to the small... Read more...
Intel created a unit dedicated to developing a TV streaming service and associated hardware, and despite pledges from Intel Media vice president Erik Huggers that we could see the service launch by the end of the year, it appears that the experiment is over. According to AllThingsD’s sources, Intel is close to handing the Intel Media unit over to Verizon. The sources indicate that the two companies are in advanced negotiations, although the specifics of the deal are unknown, including whether Intel would retain any part of the unit or if this might be some sort of partnership. This is none... Read more...
Intel is looking for help in its endeavor to bring forth an Internet-based TV service that would ostensibly challenge the status quo in the industry. The chipmaker has been working on an “OnCue” brand with some 300 employees under the leadership of Erik Huggers, but things have only progressed so far; the company has been talking to Amazon and Samsung about collaborating. Computer technology, and thus the makers of computer technology, has overtaken many areas of daily life, but the television market has proven an extremely tough nut to crack. Primarily, the issue is the lucrative contracts... Read more...