Intel confirms it is making hardware to stream live television

 Intel has confirmed that it is working on hardware to stream live and on-demand content to televisions in 2013.

Intel had been rumoured to be working on hardware to stream video to televisions and be in talks with content providers with a product expected to appear late last year. Now corporate VP of Intel Media Erik Huggers has confirmed that the firm is making hardware for such a service and is in talks with content providers.

Huggers, talking at the D: Dive Into Media conference yesterday, said the service could use the public internet rather than a private network such as those used by cable television operators to deliver content. Intel confirmed to The INQUIRER that the firm intends to release hardware this year, but wouldn't say whether it will be a set-top box or built into television sets.