In January, owners of the Boxee Box can expand their viewing to include local HD broadcast channels with the purchase of a $49 dollar USB dongle which connects to the Box. The dongle is called Boxee Live TV.

It is a TV receiver for HD broadcast channels. The reception depends on the strength of the broadcast signal – but comes with a portable antenna and can connect to a coax cable.  Who knows, we might see hipsters using old fashion "rabbit ears" antennas to pull in a clear signal.

In this segment, Boxee co-founder and CEO Avner Ronen talks about the launch of the new product and the opportunity for cord cutters to soon access a majority of television's most popular programming.

He is interviewed by Ross Rubin, analyst with the NPD Group.

This interview was part of a two-hour Beet.TV program streamed last week from the Livestream studios in Manhattan.

Andy Plesser