HTC Invests In OnLive: Game Streaming To Phones Coming Soon?
According to WSJ report, HTC has purchased at $40 million stake in streaming game company OnLive, a move that points to HTC’s impetus towards content distribution alongside their standard handset manufacturing business. OnLive works by placing games “in the cloud” and running them on dedicated consoles on a network instead of on hardware in the home, or, in this case, on a phone.
HTC also bough Saffron Digital, a streaming video business that specializes in sending DRM-protected video streams. The idea, then, is for HTC’s Sense UI to move from the handset to the television, an optimistic move that could place HTC branding on more than just phones.