Intel Plans New Internet TV Service
Intel has today announced plans to build its own internet TV service. Erik Huggers, Head of Media at Intel announced these plans during the AllThingsD media conference, however did not comment on any particular details. The company is also designing a set top-box to work hand-in-hand with the service. Rumours have been circulating to this effect for a while now, but, until now, nothing has been confirmed.
From the information currently available, it would appear that Intel's TV service will be very similar to current offerings, but Huggers emphasised Intel's focus on giving users "choice, control, and convenience" with their TVs. This is not Intel's first attempt to gain traction in the TV industry, its processors already feature in a number of early smart TVs. In 2011, however, Intel shut down its TV division, but this may have allowed them to focus on development of their own service.