Report: Intel to Unveil Streaming TV Service, Settop Box at CES
December 31, 2012 9:38 AM
comment(s) - last by
Intel streaming TV service to be unveiled at CES
Chipmaker Intel is reportedly working on a new virtual television service. A few details on Intel's virtual television plan surfaced last summer from five different sources claiming to be familiar with the project reports
. The settop box (using Intel technology inside, of course) would run a slimmed-down cable TV service.
Intel is betting on facial recognition technology for targeted ads and a team of veteran entertainment dealmakers to help win media partners for the service. The settop box can't identify specific people, but is able to provide general data about gender and whether or not viewer is an adult or a child.
According to a source that spoke with
, “Everyone doing a half-assed Google TV so [Intel is] going to do it themselves and do it right.”
Intel apparently hopes that its TV service could help advertisers by offering reliable metrics on viewers. Most studios in advertisers currently can only use Nielsen ratings to determine if their ads in shows are hitting their target markets. The online TV service will be able to provide much better metrics for content makers.
The streaming service promises a cloud DVR feature allowing users to watch any past TV show at any time without the need to record the show. It will also allow viewers to pause live TV and rewind shows in-progress. The settop box also promises access to apps available on Intel's app marketplace.
While Intel had initially hoped to launch its settop box and TV service this year,
reports that the device won’t be shown until next week at CES.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
RE: Count me out
12/31/2012 12:16:33 PM
I don't mind getting something for free if advertising to me is paying for it. What I despise is paying for a service and STILL being advertised to. I'm looking at you Hulu+, TiVo, Comcast DVR, movie theater, etc.
Take TiVo and Comcast for instance:
- With TiVo you buy the box outright, pay for the DVR service and they still have ads in the menus.
- With Comcast you pay for the cable service, rent the box and they still have ads in the menus.
"If they're going to pirate somebody, we want it to be us rather than somebody else." -- Microsoft Business Group President Jeff Raikes
Inspiron Laptops & 2-in-1 PCs
September 25, 2016, 9:00 AM
The Samsung Galaxy S7
September 14, 2016, 6:00 AM
Apple Watch 2 – Coming September 7th
September 3, 2016, 6:30 AM
Apple says “See you on the 7th.”
September 1, 2016, 6:30 AM
Apple sued because of iPhone 6 Touch Disease
August 31, 2016, 7:00 AM
Get Ready to wait in line – iPhone 7 due September.
August 18, 2016, 7:15 AM
Most Popular Articles
Are you ready for this ? HyperDrive Aircraft
September 24, 2016, 9:29 AM
Leaked – Samsung S8 is a Dream and a Dream 2
September 25, 2016, 8:00 AM
Yahoo Hacked - Change Your Passwords and Security Info ASAP!
September 23, 2016, 5:45 AM
A is for Apples
September 23, 2016, 5:32 AM
Walmart may get "Robot Shopping Carts?"
September 17, 2016, 6:01 AM
Latest Blog Posts
Are farm children less likely to have allergies and asthma in adulthood?
Sep 30, 2016, 5:00 AM
MH 17 shot down by missile 'brought from Russia' into Ukraine's rebel territory
Sep 29, 2016, 5:00 PM
Burlington Gun Attack
Sep 27, 2016, 5:00 AM
Who is in Risk of Getting Oral Cancer?
Sep 23, 2016, 6:02 AM
France Bans Plastic Eating Utensils in Restaurants
Sep 18, 2016, 10:49 AM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2016 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information