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[February 15, 2013]
AME Info, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, media and advertising briefs [AME Info, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates]
(AME Info (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Feb. 14--INTEL TO LAUNCH VOD, LIVE CHANNELS SERVICE IN 2013: Intel has confirmed it was in talks with content providers ahead of a planned internet TV launch this year, AllThingsDigital has reported. The chipmaker is currently testing an over-the-top TV set-top box with a closed group of employees, said Erik Huggers, vice president and general manager of Intel Media. He said that the company plans to supplement on-demand content by offering live linear channels without the need to purchase a large bundle of services, said Huggers.
DUBAI'S IMS, MY-HD MEDIA PARTNER WITH KNETIK MEDIA: Dubai-based International Marketing Services (IMS) and Low Pay HD-TV platform, My-HD Media, have entered into a partnership agreement with the US' Knetik Media to bring content delivery services directly to consumers in the Middle East and Southern Asia. Under the terms of the deal, the two firms will market Knetik Media's video streaming services by bundling OTT applications with set-top boxes that are then distributed to the Middle Eastern consumer in such countries as the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
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