Press for Boxee
Boxee has received a lot of interest and praise from consumers for its media center software, which allows them to watch online video on their TV for free. Well now it has taken a step toward enabling media companies to charge for that content, announcing this morning that it has picked Vindicia as its payments platform provider.
Boxee is the startup that makes software you can download onto your computer to connect video on the web to your TV. Boxee is also making the Boxee Box – a device that "brings all your favorite TV shows & movies from the Internet or your hard drive onto your TV."
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC), and other major cable operators should abandon their decades-old strategy of only offering video services within their own footprints, and market competitive video products delivered via the Internet nationwide, Boxee CEO Avner Ronen said here at a broadband video event Monday night.
U.S. regulators may use their veto power over Comcast Corp.'s planned purchase of NBC Universal to demand concessions that help Web startups, analysts say. The Federal Communications Commission extended its review of the deal this month, in part to assess the effect on online video services. The FCC may bar Comcast, the largest U.S. cable service, from interfering with Web video startups such as Roku Inc. and Boxee Inc. or from denying them NBC shows or films.