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Boxee to add payment system for videos

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Jan 2010 17:13 User comments (1)

Boxee to add payment system for videos Boxee has announced today that they have created a payment system for their software, allowing for content holders to charge for their work.
Says CEO Avner Ronen:

"Users want to see more content on Boxee. Content owners want to be paid for what they produce (whether that’s TV Shows, movies, music, or applications). We don’t believe these are conflicting interests.

This is why we plan to release a Payment Platform this summer where users will be able to make purchases with one click on the remote. The content partners we launch with will offer shows, movies and channels that were previously not available to Boxee users. The content owners will be able to package and price as they wish, including pay-per-view and subscription. Content partners will have the flexibility to decide what they make available, whether it’s premium content, content from their existing library, or extras that will never make it “on air”.

As content owners benefit, so will Boxee. While details are still to-be-determined, Boxee will charge a small fee (i.e. lower than the 30% charged by many app stores) for transactions which we enable. This beginning to the Boxee business model ties our success as a business to the success of our partners."

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122.1.2010 22:08

I would love to see Boxee become the defacto interface for internet content media players. Their interface design is superior from others I've seen, and standardization is just what the industry needs to take off.

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