One of Intel’s biggest challenges to its upcoming streaming TV service has been getting content providers to sign on. According to Bloomberg, however, many key deals are almost in place.
Apparently, Intel has made serious headway with Time Warner, NBC Universal and Viacom for “broad outlines” of Intel’s service. Not every detail has been worked out, but these are the parent companies of channels like CNN, USA, MTV, VH1 and other very popular networks.
Content deals have been the big hurdle for cord-cutting TV solutions, in addition to Intel’s, so if Intel can make these companies agree — which seems promising, at least if this Bloomberg report is accurate — the chip maker might really come out with something awesome. We just have to wait and see if that service will ever extend outside of the United States. [Bloomberg]