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Intel pitching OnCue web TV service to Verizon tip insiders

Intel pitching OnCue web TV service to Verizon tip insiders

Intel is hunting $500m and a chip supply deal for its ailing OnCue pay TV service, it's reported, despite the system not having launched yet, with Verizon, Samsung, and others tipped to be in talks about a sale. The processor company had hoped to launch OnCue - which would include TV and mobile streaming over an internet connection - sometime this year, but struggled to ink the necessary content deals among other issues; now, Bloomberg reports, it's aiming for a second-best solution.

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Intel web TV spy camera plans axed

Intel web TV spy camera plans axed

Intel has dropped controversial plans to outfit its upcoming web TV set-top box with a face-recognition camera, admitting that a combination of privacy concerns and performance issues forced its hand. The original goal had been to use a combination of age, gender, and other identification features to track viewers of the web TV service and tailor advertising to suit; however, Intel's web TV chief Erik Huggers told the WSJ, that's now been abandoned, at least in the first-gen box.

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Intel-powered wearables by end of 2013 says Glass-owning CEO

Intel-powered wearables by end of 2013 says Glass-owning CEO

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has been personally testing Google Glass and expects the chip company's silicon to show up in wearables before the end of 2013, though the freshly-installed exec is coy on his predecessors Web TV intentions. "We're being cautious" Kranich said on the IPTV plans Intel said would launch this year, despite his predecessor, Paul Otellini, being gung-ho about the scheme. Despite the high ambitions, and solid feedback from early testers, Intel is yet to ink a single content deal, it's believed. Instead, Krzanich is more confident in wearables.

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Intel TV said yet to secure content despite offering 75% cable premium

Intel TV said yet to secure content despite offering 75% cable premium

Intel is yet to close a single content deal for its upcoming Intel TV service, sources claim, despite reportedly offering media companies as much as a 75-percent premium over what traditional cable firms pay. The combination live and on-demand TV service is expected to launch this year, according to Intel, but insiders familiar with the ongoing content owner negotiations tell Reuters that no programming has actually been settled upon at this stage.

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Intel web TV scheme may miss CES 2013 after licensing headaches

Intel web TV scheme may miss CES 2013 after licensing headaches

Intel's aim to have a web-based TV platform blending on-demand and cable content launched early in the new year may be scuppered by longer-than-expected media negotiations, potentially pushing the debut back until Q4 2013. Initially planned for late 2012, but delayed after content owners supposedly put up more of a licensing challenge than Intel first predicted, sources tell the WSJ that the new launch window is anything from mid-2013 to the end of the year.

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Money not merit is Intel’s web TV strategy

Money not merit is Intel’s web TV strategy

Intel is counting on lashings of cash to drive its living room ambitions, with a rumored budget potentially in the hundreds of millions helping convince conservative content owners that it's a safe partner to bet on. The chip company has reportedly green-lit an IPTV investment well in excess of the "hobby" amounts rivals with similar cable-cutting ambitions have allotted, a show of force that has allowed it to negotiate new licensing deals of a sort so-far unseen.

 

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Intel cable and web TV system tipped for CES reveal

Intel cable and web TV system tipped for CES reveal

Intel is readying a set-top box mixing on-demand streaming media, free cable content, and a virtual DVR, sources in the video industry claim, with the first-gen hardware tipped for preview as soon as CES 2013 next week. The new push for a slice of the living room follows Intel's apparent frustration with the failure of first-gen Google TV boxes powered by its chips; according to TechCrunch's tipster, the company has grown tired of "everyone doing a half-assed Google TV so it’s going to do it themselves and do it right."

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