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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 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...
As a number of companies close in on finding a way to crack open the pay-TV market and pump channels through the Internet as opposed to traditional satellite and cable, Google is talking to media companies about deals, according to the Wall Street Journal. The search giant is trying to license content for an Internet-based pay-TV service that would ostensibly offer similar packages and channels as current pay-TV offerings. (Note that although IPTV is a Real Thing and is technically Internet-based, it’s not the same as a service that would be provided by Google, Intel, Apple, and others that... Read more...