Boxee Gets New Funding to Keep Being Awesome

Paul Lilly

The money keeps rolling in for Boxee, a browser-based streaming media service who managed to attract $4 million last November. In its second round of funding, Boxee has secured another $6 million in financing from Boston-based General Catalyst.

"General Catalyst brings more than just money to the table," Boxee wrote on its blog. "We wanted a partner to help us as we strengthen our relationship with big media and cable companies. As we learned (the hard way), it is a complicated world."

One of those complications came earlier in the year when Boxee was forced to drop support for Hulu streaming after content providers cried foul and demanded that the service be turned off. Boxee hopes its latest funding and resulting contacts will help the service avoid these types of conflicts moving forward.

Boxee also listed out a handful of goals, which include bringing the service out of Beta, adding more content, attracting more developers, and bringing Boxee into devices.

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