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Intel is planning to launch their upscale Viiv computers will be bundled with entertainment links. Working with film distributors, music publishers, game developers and others, Intel has decided to integrate easy links to all kinds of media to their upcoming line of PCs. Of course, right now only European and Asian companies have actually signed up to provide content including Canal Plus, Japan's Bellrock Media, and Britain's Sky Broadcasting. Pricing and amount of active services will obviously vary in different regions, but it is a start. All Viiv computers will include Intel's top-of-the-line processors, the Windows XP Media Center Edition operating system and other audio and video technologies to help these negotiations along. And yes, the first Viiv computers will be shown at CES this January, though they should be available to the rest of us first quarter.

Intel links with movie, music powers for ViiV PCs [Cnet]


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