Boxee plans expansion but no European launch

US cloud DVR service Boxee is planning to roll out its October-launched Boxee TV service to more US markets, but is not currently aiming for a European deployment, said senior director of business development Ryan Troy. 

Speaking at the Connected TV World Summit in London yesterday, Troy said that Boxee’s recently revamped service, which aims to bring together broadcast TV channels, DVR and internet apps into one simple experience, was now live in nine US markets.

This includes New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Houston and LA.“We will continue to roll out in new markets,” said Troy. “We currently don’t have plans to be in Europe but we’re certainly interested in partnering and bringing the service to other markets in the future,”

He added that the service was now seeing “huge engagement on the second screen” with 42% of users watching live and or DVR content away from their TV set and that some 89 of the top 100 shows in the United States is available currently for free on the service.

Boxee’s ‘no limits’ cloud DVR service lets users store and play an unlimited amount of TV content from the cloud for US$9.99 (€7.73) per month. A free plan gives users unlimited storage and five hours of playback each month.

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