Aiming to capitalize on telcos' growing adoption of network functions virtualization and software-defined networking, Intel unveiled its third generation of networking processors, called Highland Forest.
Intel is still working to catch up on smartphone and tablet application processors and LTE modems, and is also pursuing efforts in wearable computing. However, the company is also planning a major push to get its silicon into hardware that represents the guts of networks--routers, switches and base stations.
How crazy is Intel to expect someone to pay $500 million for OnCue? The price tag, reported this week by Bloomberg, seems high. Though Intel's would-be over-the-top pay-TV service has been in closed trials with some Intel employees, it never launched commercially and has no subscribers.
TiVo's set-top box software could be used to help the company's cable-operator partners offer new over-the-top services, TiVo CEO Tom Rogers told analysts Tuesday.
Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) has slapped a $500 million price tag on the OnCue platform that it has developed for use in a virtual cable platform, Bloomberg reported Monday.
Intel is reportedly asking $500 million for the technology behind its planned-but-never-launched over-the-top TV service called OnCue, according to a report in Bloomberg.
As a Verizon quadruple-play customer, I've gotten used to seeing promotions for the new Redbox Instant streaming video service when I pay my bill online. It took the pitch to a new level Thursday morning, when it ran what could be compared to an online home page takeover ad. Before I could watch NBC's "Today" show, Verizon ran a static ad on my TV screen for Redbox Instant, offering one month of free service.
The over-the-top video service planned by Intel that has failed to get off the ground could end up in the hands of cable industry veteran John Malone. According to Bloomberg News, Malone's Liberty Global company, which operates cable systems overseas, is talking with Intel about buying the service.
Dish Network CEO Charlie Ergen said Wednesday that over-the-top pay TV services will emerge, but that difficulties striking rights deals with programmers would impact how soon new virtual services from Intel and other players get off the ground.
"Intel Inside" now extends to multimode LTE modems aimed at tablets and smartphones as the vendor makes an impressive play for a part of the chip market currently owned by Qualcomm.