Report: Intel Almost Has Key Broadcasters on Board for Streaming TV Service

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One of Intel's biggest challenges to its upcoming streaming TV service has been getting content providers to sign on. But according to Bloomberg, many key deals are almost in place.

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Apparently Intel has made serious headway with Time Warner, NBC Universal, and Viacom for some "broad outlines" of Intel's service. Not every detail has been worked out, but these are the parent companies of channels like CNN, USA, MTV, VH1, and some other very popular networks. Content deals have been the big hurdle for cord-cutting TV solutions, in addition to Intel's. So if Intel can make these companies agree—which seems promising, at least if this Bloomberg report is accurate—the chip maker might really come out with something awesome. [Bloomberg]

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lesmikesell
Les Mikesell

It is too bad Netflix hasn't partnered with others to provide live feeds, purchase and rentals that don't fit their subscription model to their ubiquitous player that already works great on every device known to man. I'd really rather not deal with a different app for every content type/vendor, especially on devices with limited storage and I'd rather not pay the development cost of all those apps that somehow always gets pushed to the consumer.