Boxee bolsters bouquet with YouTube of adult film
Michelle Clancy ©RapidTVNews | 12-03-2012
Boxee has added Pornhub, the self-proclaimed "YouTube of porn," to its over-the-top (OTT) lineup for the Boxee Box. Pornhub says that it is the first, official free adult app on the service.
Right now, Pornhub’s content is ad-free, but that will likely change once viewership ramps up.
Pornhub claims 100 million page views per day, and 25 million visitors and 3 billion page views per month. It also has 60 million views per month on mobile devices. The Boxee deal is the first move the company has made towards porting its content to TVs.
Pornhub's user-generated content will be accessible via a dedicated app that will interface with a television remote and Boxee keyboard. It will be restricted behind a protected wall to satisfy parental control requirements.
Pornhub executives told Techcrunch that the Boxee deal with the tip of the ceberg for its TV ambitions. It hopes to sign deals with Roku and Google TV next.