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SnagFilms’ Top Quality Documentaries Arrive on Boxee

SnagFilms’ award winning documentary feature films are now available on Boxee’s Internet TV platform, creating a simple new way for fans to watch high quality documentaries for free on their TVs. SnagFilms’ library of award winning films is available on any Boxee platform including its free downloadable software for Windows/Mac/Linux and on Boxee-enabled devices like the Boxee Box by D-Link.

“Our partnership with Boxee means fans can now enjoy top shelf documentaries on demand from any TV connected to a Boxee-enabled device,” said Rick Allen, CEO of SnagFilms. “Boxee’s unique, easy to use platform fits SnagFilms' mission to use digital media to share inspiring films with the widest possible audience.”

Since its launch in July 2008, SnagFilms has distinguished itself as the premier destination for documentary films online. SnagFilms has streamed more than 325 million minutes of film through its website and iPad app as well as over 100,000 affiliated websites including partner pages like AOL, Comcast, Hulu, and the Starbucks Digital Network.

“It’s incredible to see just how many award-winning documentaries SnagFilms has been able to bring together under one roof,” said Avner Ronen, CEO and co-founder of Boxee. “The fact that we can help SnagFilms share these films to a brand new audience at no cost is a huge win for Boxee and for our users.”

Documentary films being made available for the first time on Boxee include:

  • Biggie and Tupac: Biggie and Tupac is a no holds barred investigation into the still unsolved murders of two of the biggest superstars rap has ever produced; Christopher Wallace, aka Biggie Smalls, and Tupac Shakur.
  • Adjust Your Color: The Truth of Petey Greene: The unlikely story of America’s original shock-jock — Petey Greene — who battled the system and his own demons during a time of civil unrest in the nation’s capital.
  • Buena Vista Social Club: From the crumbling barrios of their native Havana to their triumphant, sold-out concerts in Amsterdam and New York City’s Carnegie Hall, Buena Vista Social Club is an unforgettable journey into the vibrant personalities and unforgettable music of the artists who sparked a worldwide musical phenomenon.
  • Dig!: Anton A. Newcombe of the Brian Jonestown Massacre and Courtney Taylor of the Dandy Warhols are star-crossed friends and bitter rivals — DIG! is the story of their loves and obsessions, gigs and recordings, arrests and death threats, uppers and downers, and the delicate balance between art and commerce.
  • Prom Night in Mississippi: In 1970, the town of Charleston, Mississippi, allowed black students into their white high school, but refused to integrate the senior prom. Twenty-seven years later, Charleston resident and Academy Award — winning actor Morgan Freeman offered to finance the prom — under the condition it be integrated. His offer was ignored. In 2008, Freeman made the offer again. This time the school board accepted, and history was made.
  • Return to Tarawa: The story of Leon Cooper’s — WWII veteran and American original — return to “Red Beach.” Cooper, a veteran of the battle of “Bloody Tarawa,” returned to Tarawa in February 2008 in order to learn more about reports he had read about garbage on the fabled “Red Beach.”
  • The End of America: In a stunning indictment of sweeping policy changes during the Bush years, best-selling author Naomi Wolf (The Beauty Myth) makes a chilling case that American democracy is under threat. Investigating parallels between our current situation and the rise of dictators and fascism in once-free societies, Wolf uncovers a number of deeply unsettling similarities-from the use of paramilitary groups and secret prisons to the targeted suspension of the rule of law.

About SnagFilms

SnagFilms features free sponsor-supported viewing of more than 2,000 award-winning titles from some of the greatest names in documentary film. All films are shareable across the web. Since its launch in July 2008, SnagFilms’ library has been featured on over 2 billion web pageviews, with more than 325 million minutes of SnagFilms titles streamed across over more than 100,000 affiliated sites and webpages, including through partners such as AOL, Comcast, Hulu, the Starbucks Digital Network, IMDb, the Miami Herald, hundreds of non-profits, special interest sites and blogs — and via a new free application for the iPad.

SnagFilms also offers selected titles via paid VOD (with Comcast and FiOS), and on iTunes.

OVGuide has twice named SnagFilms a Top Site and MovieMaker Magazine named SnagFilms to its annual list of “50 Best Websites for Moviemakers.”

The company was founded by digital entrepreneur, documentary film producer, professional sports teams’ owner and philanthropist Ted Leonsis, and is additionally backed by AOL co-founder and Revolution LLC Chairman, Steve Case; philanthropist and former digital executive Jean Case; operating executive and philanthropic venture capitalist Miles Gilburne; a group led by Ted and Jim Pedas, founders of Circle Films; the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; New Enterprise Associates and Comcast Interactive Capital.

The SnagFilms family also includes indieWIRE, for more than 14 years the web’s top source of news, reviews and information about independent film.

About Boxee

Boxee is a new way to think about TV. We believe TV should be personal. With a Boxee connected to your TV, you can watch any TV show from the Internet, movies from services like Netflix, VUDU, MUBI, and OpenFilm, and enjoy all the rest the Internet has to offer that will never make it to broadcast TV. We believe your TV should be connected to your friends. Boxee automatically delivers video recommendations from your friends on Facebook and Twitter to your TV and lets you share stuff with them from the click of the remote. More than a million people use Boxee to enjoy their entertainment. Learn how you can join them at www.boxee.tv.

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