Archive for Joost

JumpTV Increases Exposure Through Joost

Posted in Digital Video,Joost,News,Services by Reuben Drake on March 5th, 2007

JumpTV teams up with Joost to deliver online video contentIt was recently announced that the global video carrier JumpTV Inc. well be bringing international television channels to Joost. Recently, Joost has been signing deals with many media publishers. One of the more noteworthy pact is the one with Viacom Inc. which will allow Joost to screen content from big channels such as MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount and Comedy Central.

What sets this deal apart from the rest is that JumpTV Inc. already has its very own online network for videos. However, they are more focused on local shows from around the world than anything else. The CEO of JumpTV, Kaleil Isaza Tuzman, said that they will continue to show videos on their network, but are using Joost to reach a ‘broaderwider audience’. Thanks to this, we can look forward to seeing more and more videos pop up on …

Viacom to Provide Joost Content

Posted in Digital Video,Joost,News,Viacom by Paul Patterson on February 20th, 2007

Viacom to Provide Joost ContentViacom will become a major content provider to the Joost global broadband television service, according to an announcement on Tuesday. This marks the first big licensing deal for Joost.

As a partner, Viacom will offer television shows and movies from its MTV Networks, BET Networks and Paramount Pictures divisions. Using Joost, consumers can watch Viacom content on their computers for free.

Viacom made headlines a mere two weeks ago after the media company pulled clips from Google’s YouTube online video sharing service due to copyright concerns.

Joost provides advanced television viewing features such as links to related content or websites based on the program. The interface is customizable through a variety of plug-in applications that provide social networking features such as instant messaging, message boards, and news tickers.

The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Joost is currently available in …

Joost Internet TV from the Founders of Skype

Posted in Digital Video,Joost,News by Paul Patterson on January 16th, 2007

Joost TV from the Founders of SkypeJoost is a new global broadband television service co-founded by Niklas Zennstram and Janus Friis of former Skype fame. Joost combines TV and broadband Internet with the promise that you can watch TV unfettered of the schedules and restrictions that come with traditional television.

Formerly known under the code name “The Venice Project”, Joost fills a critical gap in the online video entertainment market. According to Joost, the video catalog will contain the biggest and best shows from the TV studios, including specialized programs created by professionals and enthusiasts.

Joost engineers have attempted to make the service behave similarly to TV by including the concept of programs, channels, and advertisements (of course). Keeping with the Television paradigm, Joost will consist of channels containing playlists of videos. You can flip between channels, or use the program guide to choose …