Intel closing in on pay-TV service, company reports
General agreement with content providers on contours of proposed service supposedly reached, yet some issues remain up for negotiation.
The content suppliers named in the piece include Time Warner, NBC Universal, and Viacom. Sources tell Bloomberg that Intel is also about to open talks with News Corp., while discussions with Walt Disney Co. and CBS, the corporate parent of CNET, are "at a more preliminary stage."
For right now, there are more questions than answers, especially if this is part of Intel's strategy to help reduce its dependence on the personal computer market. But the content providers likely would welcome Intel's emergence as a rival to the current constellation of cable and satellite-TV systems.