SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 30, 2005 — As part of its forthcoming IntelÂ® Viiv™ technology PC platform, Intel Corporation is enabling a broad choice of on-demand, Internet-delivered digital entertainment along with several options for how families view, manage and share content — options that range from a ’10-foot’ living room TV viewing experience in the home to laptops or handheld devices for on the go.
Intel today said it is working with a wide variety of movie, music, television, gaming and photo editing companies worldwide and announced that more than 40 are already testing and verifying services and software applications to meet this objective.
Intel Viiv technology, expected to be available in the first quarter of 2006, is designed to enhance and help manage the enjoyment of digital entertainment in the home. Throughout next year, the number of verified content services and applications available will grow to include such verified consumer devices and networked media devices as portable media players, digital media adapters, digital TVs, DVD players and routers.
‘The immediacy, global reach and on-demand nature of the Internet, together with the 10s of millions of broadband-ready PCs that already exist today worldwide, support a new trend in how people get their entertainment,’ said Kevin Corbett, vice president and general manager, Content Services Group, Intel Digital Home Group. ‘Intel intends to accelerate this trend through our strong relationships with leaders in digital entertainment. This is about Intel Viiv technology-based PCs not only connecting to the TV, but also delivering the latest movies at home, creating ‘music DJs,’ playing games and showcasing home photos and videos — it’s a ‘one-stop-shop’ for entertainment.’