A New York state assemblyman who threatened to boycott cable TV providers if they did not remove Al Jazeera America from basic packages says he is holding off on the boycott for now. He did, however, launch a petition drive.
Intel Corp. said Tuesday that it will sell a set-top box that brings Internet-delivered movies and shows to a TV set this year.
Erik Huggers, general manager of Intel Media, said the company plans to sell a box that will offer "a vastly superior experience" to today's cable boxes.
There are various boxes today that bring Internet content to TV sets, with popular ones made by Roku and Apple. But Intel wants to go further and make its box and streaming service a replacement for cable.