Viewster, the premium digital movie and TV content service from Diva AG, has been announced as the first global provider of premium VOD content to the US-based global social media platform Boxee.
Boxee’s free software allows viewers to use their personal computer, or Boxee’s own Boxee Box with a connected HDTV, to aggregate and search internet-based media and apps, premium OTT VOD and their own, locally located libraries of video, pictures, and music, all via one interface.
Viewster will be Boxee’s first global premium VOD provider, and also its first 3D provider outside the US
“Right now, Boxee is one of the hottest and most exciting development in media distribution and consumption,” said Jörg Boksberger, CTO and co-founder of Viewster’s parent company, Diva AG, in a statement. “Boxee is the first stand-alone application to fully satisfy the user’s desire to be able to pull up their photos, their music, their home videos, their own movie library or a piece of high quality VOD content like a hit movie or TV show, using one tool on one machine. It does all of this with proper regard for the rights of the contenty owners. At a corporate level, Boxee Inc and Diva AG have an enormous amount in common. At a service level, Viewster is the perfect VOD partner for Boxee.”
More than a million people have downloaded Boxee’s free software, or purchased the Boxee Box, since its launch last June. The software aggregates high quality VOD movies and TV shows into one place with streaming content from websites like Netflix, MLB.TV, Comedy Central, Pandora, Last.fm, and flickr, and a user’s own movies, music, photos and local media. It’s success, however, is attributable in no small part to its interface, especially optimised for TV and remotes, which provides universal choice and control without leaving the sofa.
Viewster provides access to Diva AG’s extensive catalogue of classic and current Hollywood movies and award-winning independent films and TV series.