Intel has announced that they are launching a new web based TV service this year, the new service was announced corporate VP of Intel Media Erik Huggers who spoke to All Things D.
The new Intel web TV service will come in the form of a set top box that will be connected to the web and also your HDTV, the device hasn’t been given a name as yet, and Intel plan to offer bundles of TV programs, similar to what is offered by other content providers.
Not much is known about the hardware for Intel’s new web based TV as yet, what we do know is that it will come with a built in camera, that is designed to watch your movements and also your TV viewing habits.
The camera could also be used to help advertisers target specific people, for example they would show different adverts to you and different adverts to your children, whether this is something consumers would be happy with is another matter.
Intel have not given any specific date on when this new web based TV service will launch, all we know is some time in 2013, as soon as we get some more information we will let you guys know.
Source All Things D