Intel's (INTC) Web-based pay-TV service has reportedly run into the same roadblock that seems to...


Intel's (INTC) Web-based pay-TV service has reportedly run into the same roadblock that seems to have tripped up Apple, Microsoft, and others trying to change the status quo: a failure to reach deals with content providers bent on protecting ancient business models that involve getting paid for channel bundles whether or not a consumer is interested in a particular channel. One source tells the WSJ an Intel service could launch in mid-2013, while another suggests Q4.

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  • Sejd213
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    At this point INTC is finally getting aggressive again and thats a huge plus. If they have to flex their muscle into new sectors i`m all for it..
    2 Jan 2013, 03:36 AM Reply Like
  • wigit5
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    THe only way to break this is to get people to stop paying for their regular cable providers tv...
    2 Jan 2013, 08:22 AM Reply Like
  • KIA Investment Research
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    @wig,

     

    one problem I see here is of bandwidth costs...
    So you stop paying your cable bill, but your internet provider jacks up your monthly bill because of your high bandwidth demands (of streaming video.)

     

    For me, Comcast supplies both. I find it hard to believe they will just roll over and let me switch over to unlimited internet streaming.
    2 Jan 2013, 04:44 PM Reply Like
  • wigit5
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    Yeah I know it's a pipe dream... that scenario sounds a little monopolistic to me... where I live we have the unfortunate experience of only having comcast for cable internet and one dsl provider (Centurylink) of which neither lives up to it's own hype...
    2 Jan 2013, 06:01 PM Reply Like
  • gostockyourself
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    ill just continue to pirate my movies and shows, i can get them all from one source without having to guess which network provides relevent interests. until a content provider does this, they all fall way short.
    2 Jan 2013, 08:46 AM Reply Like
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