Intel Said to Be Nearing Media Deals for Pay-TV Service - Bloomberg: " . . . Networks such as Time Warner’s CNN, NBC’s USA Network and Viacom’s MTV would give Intel critical mass to offer consumers an alternative to established pay-TV services. Using its own set-top box, Intel plans to offer an online product this year, Erik Huggers, Intel’s vice president for media, said last month. That would represent new competition for incumbent operators like Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) and DirecTV. (DTV) . . . Intel is seeking access to live television, a library of on-demand shows and rights for a cloud-based digital video recorder, the people said. Customers would receive programming on TV sets, computers and mobile devices, Huggers said. The push into the media business is part of Intel’s effort to lessen its dependence on the personal-computer market, which is predicted to decline for a second straight year in 2013."
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