Boxee has officially been announced for a private beta release on December 7th 2009. The program is capable of streaming TV and movies to HDTV's with a remote content option much like those featured on Hulu and Netflix. The program also offers music and photo capabilities and it works with Mac, Windows and Apple TV.
The new beta version is a drastic turn from the previously released alpha version with better shortcuts and overall navigation, a new search option for movies and TV show categories and a custom que to avoid constantly jumping between your choices and the main menu.
While an invite only beta is set for December 7th, the general public will have to wait until January 7th 2010 if they want to try out the program. [Electronista]