Dec 28

Taiwan-based networking/communication device maker D-Link launched Boxee Box, an IPTV set-top box (STB) model based on Boxee media streaming software, for own-brand sale in the US and Europe markets at the end of September 2010, and the sales performance has been much better than originally expected, according to the company.

Sales volumes of Boxee Boxes are frequently in excess of stock volumes and therefore clients have placed many additional orders, D-Link indicated. In the US market, the IPTV STB is sold through Amazon and may additionally be available at Best Buy chain at the end of 2010 or the beginning of 2011, the company pointed out.

In addition, Boxee Box will be launched in the Middle East market in January 2011 and then in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and other Asia Pacific countries, D-Link indicated. D-Link expects to sell 100,000 Boxee Boxes n 2011, the company noted.

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