Joost

 
  • Breaking: Joost Turns to the Web for Help

    Breaking: Joost Turns to the Web for Help

    Joost, battling for relevance in the online tv world against Hulu and others, will soon no longer require users to download separate desktop software to access the service (its existing software is based on Xul). Instead users will be able to access Joost via a small browser plugin that will continue to use Joost's P2P technology to distribute video among users quickly. The service launched to Read More

  • Joost To Undertake Major Restructure

    Joost To Undertake Major Restructure

    Joost is said to be preparing a “major retrenchment” of staff as part of a restructure that will see Joost abandon its global ambitions for the US only. According to the Sunday Times, Joost has struggled to convince media and sports companies to sell it global rights, which are usually offered on a country by country basis. The Times reports that Joost still has money in the bank and… Read More

  • March Sadness: Joost's pipes, they are clogged

    March Sadness: Joost's pipes, they are clogged

    Wonh, woonnh. Seems Joost is acting up with the live streams of the NCAA games. I was able to get a split-second worth of one of those stupid cell shaded Charles Schwab commercials but every other time I’ve tried to get a one of the games loaded up, I’ve been getting an error message. Joost did say “we fully expect things to go wrong,” so I’ll keep trying patiently… Read More

  • In case you hadn't heard, all NCAA games are on Joost

    In case you hadn't heard, all NCAA games are on Joost

    Just a heads up that Joost will be conducting a test run of every game in the NCAA tournament, streamed live. There’s a fair amount of warning that this is a test of Joost’s live streaming capabilities, so take that into consideration if you’re hell bent on being able to watch the games reliably. There’s also CBSSports.com’s live stream as well, so you’ve got a… Read More

  • Turmoil at Joost as CTO sacked then hired by BBC on the same day

    Turmoil at Joost as CTO sacked then hired by BBC on the same day

    Is Joost going to last the year? The P2P TV yesterday confirmed it had fired CTO Dirk-Willem van Gulik, who then promptly turned up as a new hire at the BBC on the same day. He will be chief technical architect of the BBC Future Media and Technology Group, which is working on – guess what – the BBC iPlayer online TV project. A Joost spokesperson in the US told newteevee that Gulik was… Read More

  • OurStage Brings User Picked Content To Joost

    OurStage Brings User Picked Content To Joost

    Indie music and film site OurStage has announced a new content partnership with Joost that will see user picked content offered to Joost users. Under the deal, OurStage will offer four channels on Joost: Best of OurStage Shorts, Best of OurStage Comedy, OurStage Music Videos and OurStage Artist Access. The channels will give Joost users access to 10 OurStage Artists on each channel and exclusive… Read More

  • Miro Media Player Released; Billed as Open Joost Competitor

    Miro Media Player Released; Billed as Open Joost Competitor

    Version 1.0 of the open-source video player Miro was released earlier today. The non-profit company behind Miro has billed its new product not only as a Joost competitor but a purer one at that. You can check out all of Miro’s perceived advantages here, but to sum them up: Miro is open-sourced, DRM-free, friendly to all content creators, connected to all the popular video sharing sites like… Read More

  • Joost To Have Chat Via Meebo

    Joost To Have Chat Via Meebo

    New online video startup Joost may have been somewhat overshadowed by Hulu news the last month or so, but that doesn’t mean they’ve disappeared entirely. Tonight they’ve announced a very cool new feature to the service – instant messaging, via Meebo. Integration for now is via Joost widgets. Over time the feature will likely transitioned into a more direct integration. Read More

  • Skinkers Raises $16 Million Series B

    Skinkers Raises $16 Million Series B

    Skinkers, the UK company that is building a P2P live TV platform with Microsoft, has taken $16 million Series B in a round led by Acacia Capital Partners that included original investors Spark Ventures and the Skinkers Management team. Skinkers will use the funding to further develop and enhance their Live Notification Platform technology and bring to market LiveStation, their live P2P television… Read More

  • Will we see a browser-based Joost in the near future?

    Will we see a browser-based Joost in the near future?

    Let me rephrase that title in the form of a statement instead of a question. We better see a browser-based Joost in the near future. With the impending release of the H.264 codec into Flash Player 9 and its ability to do high quality, full screen video inside a web browser, downloading and installing an external program like Joost is going to become an inconvenient extra step. Read More