Blinkx launches dedicated app and player for Tizen mobile OS

Internet media platform provider Blinkx has launched a dedicated app and open source HTML5-based Blinkx video player for Tizen-based mobile devices. The Blinkx app, available through the Tizen store, will replicate the look and feel of the recently re-launched portal, giving access to over 35 million hours of online video and over 800 media […]

Intel testing OTT service among employees

Intel has begun testing its planned over-the-top TV service with employees in three areas on the West Coast of the US, according to local reports. According to CNET, citing Intel vice-president and general manager for content Eric Free, the technology giant is testing its service among its own employees ahead of a planned rollout later […]

Intel in talks with content providers for OTT TV launch this year

Intel is in talks with content providers ahead of a planned internet TV launch, Erik Huggers, vice-president and general manager of Intel Media, told an AllThingsDigital conference in the US yesterday. Huggers said that Intel was currently testing an over-the-top TV set-top box with a closed group of employees. He said that the chipset provider […]

Intel reportedly planning staged launch of TV service

Technology giant Intel is reportedly planning to launch its planned internet TV service in the US on a city-by-city basis after encountering difficulties striking deals with content suppliers. According to TechCrunch, Intel is hoping to allow users to watch programmes aired within the last month on channels they subscribe to on an on-demand basis, compared […]

Intel joins MoCA as promoter

Intel has joined the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) as a Promoter member.  Jim Crammond, chief technology officer of Gateway Solutions within Intel’s Service Provider Division, will represent Intel on the Board of Directors. “Intel believes MoCA is an important home networking technology that helps operators and OEMs deliver better consumer experiences.  Our continued participation […]

Intel unveils next-generation of its multimedia chipset

IP&TV World Forum exhibitor Intel has unveiled a new chipset for next-generation set-top boxes and gateways, the Atom CE5300 media processor. The company said that the chipset, codenamed Berryville, would allow devices including the new Amino Freedom Live media gateway to deliver content seamlessly to TVs, smartphones and tablets around the home. The new platform […]

Intel weighs TV move

Intel is weighing the launch of a TV service according to various reports.   The chipset manufacturer is understood to have approached various content providers with a view to acquiring rights for a TV service. The service would reportedly involve Intel selling a set-top that enabled consumers to stream content and access a library of […]

TV still bigger than the web in people’s lives, cautions Intel

TV still plays a larger role in most people’s lives than the internet, according to Genevieve Bell, chipset vendor Intel’s and director of interactive and experience research. In the US, people watch 20% more TV than they did 10 years ago, and TV is still a dominant force in the way we organise our lives […]

Intel acquires RealNetworks video codec

Intel has acquired the next-generation video codec software developed by RealNetworks and about 190 patents and 170 patents pending for US$120 million (€76 million). Under terms of the sale, RealNetworks retains certain rights to continue to use the patents in current and future products. In addition to the sale of the patents and next-generation video […]

Intel winds down smart TV business

Intel has ditched its move into internet connected TVs after closing its Digital Home Group. The company will continue to supply chips to gateway devices and set-top boxes but will wind down its Digital Home business. Digital Home Group staff will be relocated to focus on netbooks, smartphones and tablet devices. Erik Huggers, a high […]