Boxee to shut down remote-DVR service this week, following Samsung acquisition

Boxee said it will stop offering its remote DVR service July 10. The announcement came days after TV-set maker Samsung confirmed it had acquired the Israel-based startup.

Samsung reportedly paid $30 million for Boxee, according to several news reports.

"Joining Samsung means we will be able to work on products that marry the best hardware and software in the TV space, products that will be used by tens of millions of people and will help to shape the future of TV," Boxee said on its website.

After July 10, Boxee users will no longer be able to access recordings they have made through the service.

Boxee offered a $100 Internet-connected TV set-top box that included tuners for over-the-air TV and unencrypted cable signals. The company was working with pay-TV distributors that were encrypting more of their programming lineups to maintain access to the basic service tier--a group of channels largely consisting of over-the-air TV stations and C-SPAN.

For more:
TechCrunch had this story
The New York Times had this story
- read the Boxee announcement here

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