Intel reportedly planning staged launch of TV service
January 2, 2013
Technology giant Intel is reportedly planning to launch its planned internet TV service in the US on a city-by-city basis after encountering difficulties striking deals with content suppliers.
According to TechCrunch, Intel is hoping to allow users to watch programmes aired within the last month on channels they subscribe to on an on-demand basis, compared with the eight days offered by rival pay TV service Dish Network. It is also said to be working on new technologies including the ability to target ads based on facial recognition.
The latest news on the service follows earlier reports by The Wall Street Journal and Reuters that Intel was planning to launch its own-branded TV service by the end of last year.