Paid Content Coming To Boxee

Posted: Jan 20 2010, 9:48am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 6:58pm CDT, in News | Hardware & Peripherals

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Boxee (makers of the Boxee Box) is one of the companies to watch in 2010. They're a leading proponent of delivering connected media experiences and, according to this blog entry (via SlashGear) they're getting ready to add paid content to their platform.

This summer, content providers will be able to charge via the Boxee payment platform. Users will be able to make one-click purchases of movies, shows, and television channels. Content owners will have a wide variety of options for pricing and packaging. Pay-per-view and subscription packages will both be possible.

Boxee will charge a small fee for the use of their platform. The exact amount isn't given, but they did promise that it will be lower than the 30% charged by many app stores. Ad-supported content was also listed as a possibility. Boxee clearly wants to give content providers (and customers) as many options as possible.

The company believes (correctly) that the Internet represents the new future of broadcast content distribution. People want their old media, but they don't want to be forced into a cable or satellite contract in order to get it. Giving consumers more options makes them less likely to steal their media. At least, that's what Boxee's betting on.

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