Samsung has cancelled the entire team of Boxee next generation remote project. According to the report of Variety, the company has invested pretty much in this Boxee project by expanding its employee from 40 to 100 and the team’s project reportedly called as Perfect Experience or PX for TV. But it is learned that the company has scrapped the project and number of employees were laid off. Avner Ronen, former CEO of Boxee has also left the company, who used to work as the VP of the product in the company.
A representative from the company has told the Variety, “It is our policy to not comment on rumors, speculation or personnel matters, hat I can tell you is that in order to continuously innovate, we constantly invest in areas of our business that enhance the Samsung experience for our consumers.”
The Perfect Experience or “PX” was focused on the creating a tablet like remote, which can sit on any place like table and some other places and allow the multiple users instead of single user to control and search options. This project would have also featured a custom interface to show live TV option with streaming offerings. Samsung was also planning to associate with some other TV operators for this project.
Two years ago, Samsung paid $30 million for the Boxee technology and its team. According to Variety, the company has tried lots of thing to make the Boxee project successful, as they have provided lots of resources, but due to constant delay and some other problem like less interest from the content providers etc. leads to this Boxee project failure.
We can’t say for sure that Samsung will come up with some other new and more advanced TV interface, but the Boxee won’t be coming, as the company has scrapped the whole projects.