Although the company has yet to make any formal announcements, Intel is reportedly pushing back the launch of a Web-based television service to as far as late 2013.
According to The Wall Street Journal, citing "people familiar with the company's plans," the hardware and virtual cable TV service was slated to launch last year, but has been held up as Intel continues to court media companies as partners.
Apple faces similar problems in snagging content for a potential Web TV offering. As USA TODAY reported last year, a key roadblock to the long-rumored Apple TV has been reaching content deals.
There have been mixedreports that Intel plans on introducing its Web TV service during the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week.
The Journal reports Intel's set-top box could include features such as speech recognition, facial analysis and social network integration.
Intel shares were up 1.6% in pre-market trading.