Roku Pulls Private Channel Offline

Roku has pulled an unauthorized app from being available on its broadband set-top boxes after receiving a takedown request from CBS. The takedown follows the removal of a similar YouTube third-party app, and highlights the problem of third-party developers creating and publishing private channels. Signs Up With Boxee — But No Video (Yet)

CBS Interactive says it will add a app to Boxee’s media center software. But does this serious validation for Boxee, from a major broadcaster, mean you’ll see licensed, full-length episodes of CSI: Miami or How I Met Your Mother through the app right away?