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Boxfish closes $7M to enhance your crappy cable box

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TV discovery startup Boxfish has raised a fresh $7 million round of funding, the company announced today.

Boxfish uses the real-time closed captions found for pretty much every show on broadcast and cable to help you discover new TV content. Its technology is being used by over 100 developers to enhance TV guide-like features in cable boxes and smart TVs. The startup works with a handful of well-known TV providers including AT&T’s Uverse and Tivo. Last year the company released an iPad app that sought to remake the TV Guide experience.

Atlantic Bridge led the new funding, with participation from Samsung, T-Ventures, and Naya Ventures. Boxfish said it plans to use the new capital to hire additional employees, expand beyond working with just TV-centric companies, and fuel its international growth.

Founded in 2012, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup has raised a total of $10 million in funding to date.

Via GigaOm

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Boxfish is a platform that captures every word spoken on television, processing the data in real-time, to create a new discovery and data layer for live TV. The technology is being used on mobiles, tablets, TV's and set top boxes t... read more »

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