Our Team Blog

Boxee Lands in London: BBC iPlayer, BlinkBox, iPad Sneak Peek

Tonight we’re in East London sharing some new partners, showing off the iPad, and establishing a beachhead for further European growth. Here’s a quick run through of tonight’s announcements.

LAUNCHING TONIGHT

BBC iPlayer
Following some recent technical changes, BBC iPlayer is back and is better than ever. With a fresh new look, this is the BBC your way, giving you on demand access to all that the BBC has to offer from the past seven days. There’s nothing else to do, other than sit back, relax and enjoy your favourite BBC programmes from the comfort of your sofa at a time that suits you.

COMING SOON

Blink Box
As the UK’s largest online movies and TV website, BlinkBox is a perfect match for our first major rental service dedicated to Great Britain. They’ve partnered with pretty much every major studio to offer a huge selection of movies and TV at competitive prices and a load of free stuff as well (see one of my favorites, Summer Heights High for free). Tonight we’ve announced a partnership with them to bring their shows and movies to both the Boxee library as well as to a special Blink Box app so UK users can enjoy everything the service provides. Work starts in September with a release currently slated for the end of the year.

SNEAK PEEK - Boxee for iPad
Tonight we’re also giving people a sneak peek at the Boxee iPad App. The goal was to create something that stood on its own to bring Boxee to the iPad - videos your friends have shared, featured items, your watch later queue, as well as video files from your local network (using the new Boxee Media Server). Of course if you’ve got a Boxee Box as well, you’ll be able to use the iPad app as a way to send stuff to your TV.

We were very excited to see the event in London sell out and we think it speaks volumes about the demand for Boxee not only in the UK but across Europe in general so we hope this will be the first of many events and announcements for our European users.

Cheers,
Team Boxee

June 7, 2011 at 3:07 pm

76 Responses to “Boxee Lands in London: BBC iPlayer, BlinkBox, iPad Sneak Peek”

  1. Barak Maoz says:

    Excellent. When do you plan to add LoveFilm to the list of content provider you support (or that support you?)

  2. John Anker says:

    John Anker disagrees with this comment