Samsung acquires Boxee

Samsung has acquired US and Israel-based web TV service Boxee in a deal rumoured to be worth around US$30 million (€23 million). Boxee, which was founded in 2007 and released its first web-streaming set-top box in 2010, said in a statement that its team would be joining Samsung and would work on products “that marry […]

D-Link denies Boxee acquisition plan

Networking specialists D-Link, which makes devices including routers, modems and network cameras, has denied that it is acquiring US cloud DVR service Boxee. Though D-Link is the manufacturing partner behind the Boxee Box, D-Link’s president for Europe Kevin Wen denied press speculation that it is a potential suitor for the business. “If they’ve been acquired […]

Boxee reportedly finds buyer

US cloud DVR service Boxee has been acquired and is due to announce details of the deal this week, according to a report by tech site VentureBeat.  The news follows an All Things D story last week, claiming that the web TV firm has been seeking a buyer or looking to raise “a big investment […]

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 […]

Amazon reportedly planning STB

Amazon is reportedly developing its own internet-streaming TV set-top box with plans to launch the device this autumn. According to a Bloomberg report, which cites unnamed sources, the device will give viewers access to Amazon’s Instant Video store and Prime Instant Video pay-monthly service on their TV sets and will compete with the likes of […]

France 24 gets Boxee carriage deal

France 24 has signed a distribution deal with over-the-top platform Boxee. Mainly used in the United States and in Canada, the Boxee platform will now include a dedicated France 24 application in its global catalogue, giving users access to the channel’s programmes in English. Programming in French and Arabic will be available in the first half of next […]