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Boxee team release Apple TV upgrade, more

We’ve been writing a lot recently about Boxee, who develop a powerful media centre application for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and the Apple TV.

For Apple TV users, of course, the big news is that after an extensive push by the hard-working developers behind the project, the new version of the software that’s compatible with the recently-software-updated Apple TV 2.3 is available now.

Seems not only media-junkies have been paying attention. Boxee recently revealed a $4 million investment from Spark Capital and Union Square Ventures which will see Bijan Sabet from Spark and Fred Wilson from Union Square join the Boxee board.
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Social networking’s sexier than Blu-ray

The price of Blu-ray players and discs seems set to fall this season, as those involved seek to take the format into the mass market – meanwhile that market’s changing, with consumers flocking to sign-up to location-based social networking services for their mobile phones, a pair of ABI Research reports claim.

“Blu-ray vendors and dealers are starting to realize that for Blu-ray to become the next DVD, they need to lower player prices in order to generate interest and build volumes,” said ABI Research principal analyst Steve Wilson.
 
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iTunes ticks HBO’s boxers…

HBO Sports is offering a series of short boxing films called ‘Ring Life’, which will be made available for free through iTunes and across HBO’s digital media platforms including HBO.com, HBO Mobile, HBO’s YouTube Channel from November 10.

The series is inspired by the lives of eight hopeful boxers with dreams of becoming champions, explaining how they juggle real life with the pursuit of their boxing dreams.

“With so much at stake and tremendous pressure building within each of the 24 segments, watching these boxers go through hardships is enough to hook any viewer,” said Rick Bernstein, executive producer, HBO Sports.

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HBO shows on iTunes in UK

HBO has made some of its television shows available through Apple’s iTunes Store in the UK.

Available shows include ‘Entourage’, ‘The Sopranos’, ‘The Wire’, ‘Sex and the City’ and ‘Rome’. The broadcaster made its debut on iTunes in the US earlier this year, when it first made its shows available in the US.

At that time Henry McGee, president of HBO Video, said: “We’re very excited to make these legendary HBO programs available on the iTunes Store.
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