Intel ... TV Mogul?

Think there are too many on-demand TV options? Intel (NASDAQ: INTC  ) begs to differ. At the D: Dive Into Media conference, former BBC executive Erik Huggers, who lead Intel's television ambitions, said the company has considerable assets to bring to the effort.

No doubt that's true. Intel is a huge company, after all, employing some 10,000 programmers. "This is not a bunch of amateurs ... We are not asking our chip designers to engineer the UI (user interface)," The Wall Street Journal quoted Huggers as saying.

If some are critical of the plan, it's because so many have already established a foothold in on-demand delivery. For example, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) has a popular set-top box that, if the rumors are true, is due for a very public upgrade come March. Then there's Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) , whose Xbox 360 has become a sort of streaming hub for some customers. Intel, meanwhile, has struggled to put chips in devices other than PCs and servers.

Can the chipmaker carve out a profitable niche with so many vying for set-top box supremacy? Tim Beyers of Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova addresses this question and more in the video below. Please watch, and then be sure to leave a comment to let us know what you think.

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  • Report this Comment On February 15, 2013, at 7:48 PM, OnTheContrary wrote:

    I don't have time to watch videos.

  • Report this Comment On February 15, 2013, at 8:02 PM, dwilh51183 wrote:

    THAT BLOOMBERG VIDEO WAS STUPID STATING MONEY MANAGERS WERE SELLING AAPL BECAUSE THEY DIDNT PERFORM THIS PAST 2 QUARTERS. ARE THEY MORONS? AAPL DIDNT PERFORM UP TO THE LOFTY EXPECTATIONS THAT CNBC PLACED ON THEM, AND ALL THE OTHER MEDIA THAT SET UNREALISTIC EARNINGS AND PROFIT EXPECTATIONS. WHAT OTHER COMPANIES HAVE THOSE SAME EXPECTATIONS? NOBODY! THAT'S RIGHT, NOBODY. WHO WOULDN'T BE HAPPY WITH SALES OF 47 BILLION, FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER QUATER OF SALES OF 55 BILLION. AAPL ALWAYS DELIVERS A GREAT QUARTER , UNMATCHED BY ANY OTHER COMPANY IN THE WORLD. THERE IS SOME SERIOUS MANIPULATION GOING ON WITH AAPL, BECAUSE IT SHOULD BE TRADING AT "NEW HIGHS" RIGHT NOW, AND YOU ALL KNOW IT TOO.

  • Report this Comment On February 15, 2013, at 9:40 PM, Mustanghoot wrote:

    Until somebody breaks the straggle hold of bundling channel offerings and allow users to select the channels they want everyone including Intel will be just another costly provider, no real value. Intel, Apple, Microsoft, or any other providers are dead in the water until they break the bundling log jam controlled by the cable networks.

  • Report this Comment On February 16, 2013, at 12:20 AM, techy46 wrote:

    I don't see how or why to this continued yammering about interactive TV. I've got DirectTV, XBox 360, Lumia 900, Windows 7 notebook, Windows XP desktop, 2 vehicles with multimedia. How is Apple, Intel or Microsoft going to change all that with any one device? Are either Apple, Intel or Microsoft must buy Comcast, DirectTV or some other content providers?

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