If you haven't been watching closely, now's the time to look to Northern California for some of the hottest developments in television. Turns out that Intel who had hoped to cash in on Google TV for its Intel chips is moving forward with their "virtual" network called Insight.
Reuters: A new Reuters story reveals that Intel has been beefing up the top of its media venture with such heavy weights as: head of Intel Media, Erik Huggers, who worked on media at Microsoft before going to the BBC.... Huggers enlisted as an adviser Garth Ancier, who most recently served as president for BBC Worldwide America and before that worked at NBC, FOX, and Disney.n addition to Huggers and Ancier, sources said, two other names prominent in TV circles have emerged as consultants for Intel: entertainment lawyer Ken Ziffren and former MTV executive Nicole Browning. You can read the whole Reuter's article: here
WALL STREET JOURNAL: If you have no idea what I'm talking about -- check out this previoius Intel article in the Wall Street Journal in March 2012 -- which appears to have broken the story about a web-based video service which would compete with cable and satellite providers!
What's interesting is that if you scroll down on the Reuters article you'll see that Intel is already embedding some chips in cable boxes which enable control via mobile devices. Nothing like being inside the house already !
But it's a long path to profitability since the service does not look like it will make it's November launch date. We'll see! Those of us in Hollywood have seen lots of boxes BIG (boxes in the garage) come and go!