Intel reportedly wants help with its online TV plans

Intel (NYSE: INTC) has reportedly sought help from consumer electronics manufacturers and other technology companies to get its online video service off the ground. The company, which had promised to introduce an over-the-top pay-TV service later this year, has discussed strategic partnerships for funding and distribution with Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) and Samsung, AllThingsD reported.

Intel has been testing its over-the-top service with employees this year and had pledged to introduce it commercially before the end of the year. That deadline seems to be at risk now.

The company has reportedly face challenges licensing programming from TV networks and studios. In June, reports surfaced that some pay-TV distribution deals blocked networks from doing business with new over-the-top providers. But some networks have said publicly they're willing to negotiate. Others have reportedly reach deals with competitors seeking to offer services similar to Intel's.

For more:
AllThingsD had this report
- Bloomberg had this report

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