Move Networks to Support Intel's "Moorestown" MID Platform

Move Networks--a Utah-based company which offers patent-pending technologies for delivering live and on-demand, HD-quality, buffering-free broadband video (its technologies are used by, among others, ABC, Discovery Communications, ESPN, Fox, Sky News, Televisa and Warner Bros.), and which recently acquired UK-based IPTV company, Inuk Networks (see article posted on itvt.com, April 22nd)--said Tuesday that it plans to support Intel's next-generation mobile Internet device (MID) platform, code-named "Moorestown," via a Move Media Player plug-in which it says will allow consumers to access "the highest-quality" Internet TV programming on Intel-based MID's.

Earlier this year, Move announced that it would optimize its media player with a simplified user interface for Intel Atom processor-based MID's and netbooks. It says that support for Moorestown will extend its reach into the high-end smartphone segment, one of Intel's target market segments for the platform. According to the company, the Move Media Player plug-in will use the hardware accelerated codecs on the Moorestown platform to enable power-efficient video decoding into HD resolution, and is being optimized for the Linux-based Moblin OS. "Intel continues to develop new technology platforms for MID's and Netbooks that make its products the premier choice for consumers wanting Internet television on-the-go," Amy Schoen, Move's director of consumer device programs, said in a prepared statement. "By supporting Intel's next-generation Moorestown platform and the Linux-based Moblin OS, we're reinforcing our commitment to servicing the mobile market and to deliver an Internet television experience to anyone, on any Internet connected device, at any time." According to Move, its acquisition of Inuk has extended its capabilities with MSO's and telcos by providing a pre-loaded and pre-integrated version of its media player and programming guide, allowing easy "turn on" of any Move-enabled device. It says that its support for Intel's portfolio of processors complements its own "value proposition of delivering a high-definition television viewing experience to anyone, anywhere, at any time without interrupts with buffering and poor audio or video."

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