Intel officially announced a new partnership with Comcast that would allow consumers to view on-demand TV content on Intel devices, such as tablets, ultrabooks and PCs, thanks to Intel® multi-screen video gateway, the PumaTM 6MG-based XG5.
According to Forbes, Intel's VP and general manager, PCCG Service Provider Division, Alan Crouch said, "Working closely with service providers like Comcast allows us to bring exciting new entertainment experiences to tablets, phones, all-in-one PCs and Ultrabook devices. Intel-based multi-screen video gateways in the home from innovative OEMs like ARRIS allow people to watch both live TV and on-demand shows whenever they want on their new Intel-based devices."
ARRIS, a leading global communications technology company, is the designer of the XG5multi-screen video gateway, which allows any device in the home to tap into live and popular entertainment. Through a single device, it would provide a network for video, voice and high-speed Internet.
"Intel has been a great partner as we work to develop a platform that supports an in-home gateway and client architecture," said Steve Reynolds, senior vice president of Customer Premise Equipment for Comcast. "Intel's powerful silicon platforms and their support for our RDK software initiative have enabled us to quickly develop a flexible platform for the delivery of our cable video services that will give customers the ability to view them on a wide range of consumer devices in the home."
Both companies have been working together to develop such technology based on future improvements to the DLNA Premium Content Guidelines that would allow the delivering of enhanced content services, while securing the logistics of protected digital content to gadgets at home.