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April 21, 2007 at 19:35 2 comments

Procrastinating my current homework I started browsing rss-feeds and geek-news and came across Joost, the new P2PTV venture of some of the founders of Skype. This is old news, but it sounds really exciting. I’m anxious though to see if it’s going to be the next big thing and change the way people get their favourite shows, or make us forever forced to watch commercial. From how it’s presented at the moment you are forced to watch commercials to see a show (they have to get revenue from somewhere), but you also can’t store the content on your computer, so whenever you want to watch the same show you have to watch the same (or new) commercials.

It would be a nice change from the current way of things where most consumers are viewed as criminals for downloading shows though. Hopefully this will make more content available to more people.

The service is still in beta and needing an invitation from an existing user to be able to try out the service, so if anyone reading this has an invite, let me know, I’d like to try it out.

Read more at technologyreview.com.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Harald  |  April 22, 2007 at 07:44

    I asked them for a beta a long time ago, and haven’t received anything other than spam from them after that :-/
    Have you tried democracytv by the way?

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  • 2. sproing  |  April 22, 2007 at 14:32

    Well, seems like asking for a beta isn’t the way to get one…

    Nope, haven’t tried democracytv, but do they really have any interesting content? The thing about joost that makes it interesting is the deal with bigger networkds.

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