Revolutionary compression technology promises “video at audio bitrates”

Video technology start-up V-Nova, which has been operating in stealth mode for the last five years, has unveiled a new compression technology that it claims will revolutionise video distribution by permitting the delivery of UHD quality at current HD bitrates, HD at SD bitrates, and SD video at audio bitrates. V-Nova unveiled its Perseus compression […]

Google unveils new computer-like HDMI dongle

Google has unveiled a more sophisticated HDMI dongle than its existing Chromecast device that can deliver the functionality of a PC to a TV or LCD screen. The Chromebit, manufactured by Asus, will be available from this summer and will be priced at less than US$100 (€93). Based on the Google Chrome browser, the Chromebit […]

Intel-based HDMI dongles hit UK market

Two providers have separately launched new high-end Intel-based HDMI dongle devices in the UK.  Consumer electronics provider Hannspree has launched a new ‘micro PC’ in the form of an HDMI dongle, which it says can turn any HDMI-compatible devices into a Windows 8 PC, including touch-screen functionality for devices with that capability. The device, which […]

Intel confirms details of Compute Stick

Intel has confirmed details of its new Compute Stick, an HDMI dongle that will enter the market against rivals such as Google’s Chromecast and Amazon’s Fire Stick.  Showcasing the device at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, Intel said that the Intel Compute Stick will transform any HDMI display into a “fully […]

Intel could enter HDMI dongle market

Intel could be the next company to enter the HDMI dongle market in competition with Google’s successful Chromecast product, according to various reports. Intel’s SVP and general manager, PC client group, Kirk Skaugen, unveiled a device at an Intel investor conference in Santa Clara, California, but did not give details of its capabilities beyond saying […]

Former Intel OnCue chief Huggers leaving Verizon

Erik Huggers, the former chief of Intel’s OTT TV initiative, is to leave Verizon five months after the US telco acquired the OnCue platform from the chipset giant. Huggers, who worked on the Intel project for two years, told Reuters at the end of last week that he is to quit Verizon, a move seen […]

Intel sells TV business to Verizon

Intel has agreed to sell its cloud TV division, Intel Media, to Verizon, after failing to bring its much-anticipated OnCue TV service to market following more than two years of development.  The deal, which was agreed for undisclosed terms, includes all the intellectual property rights and assets related to Intel’s OnCue Cloud TV platform. Verizon […]

Verizon and Intel ‘close to agreeing TV deal’

US telco Verizon is reportedly close to agreeing a deal with Intel to buy the latter’s internet-based TV business.   Bloomberg reported that the deal could close as soon as this week, while The Wall Street Journal said separately that Verizon may pay less than US$200 million (€145 million) for the OnCue asset. Intel was […]

Intel reportedly seeking US$500 million for TV business

Intel is reportedly seeking roughly US$500 million (€369 million) for its OnCue internet TV business, as it tries to shed the yet-to-launch asset. According to a Bloomberg report, Intel is aiming to reach a sale by the end of the year, with Verizon, previously reported to be a front runner for the service, now said […]

Liberty Global ‘in talks to buy Intel’s online pay TV service’

Liberty Global is in talks with Intel to acquire its online pay TV service, according to business wire Bloomberg. John Malone’s cable giant would seek to use the set-top box service, which has not yet hit the market, outside of the US, according to the report. Acquisitions discussions are at an early stage and could […]