Intel Media won’t be watching you, after all: TV service ditches controversial camera


Intel Media is giving up on plans to use a camera for personalization as part of its upcoming TV service, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The Intel (S INTC) subsidiary is currently testing the TV service with 2,500 employees across three Intel campuses, and Intel Media boss Erik Huggers told the paper that the camera was simply not performing well enough in low-light conditions. He added that privacy concerns played a role a well.

Intel Media is scheduled to launch its TV service before the end of the year. The company will offer consumers a cable-TV-like subscription bundle that will include access to live TV, a catch-up service that is meant to offer access to any show someone may have missed within the last few days and on-demand programming. Earlier this month, GigaOM broke the story that the service is going to be called OnCue, but…

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