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Skype, Kazaa founders show broadband TV service

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 16 Jan 2007 18:32 User comments (4)

Skype, Kazaa founders show broadband TV service Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom, founders of the Skype Internet telephony service and the original founders of Kazaa before it was acquired by Sharman Networks, have unveiled yet another creation. This time, the two have launched their new Internet TV service, Joost. Originally dubbed "The Venice Project", it bills itself as the first free global TV distribution platform.
"People are looking for increased choice and flexibility in their TV experience, while the entertainment industry needs to retain control over their content," said Joost Chief Executive Fredrik de Wahl. The number of channels that will be available on the service has not been revealed.

Friis and Zennstrom invested money they both received from eBay after the sale of Skype in the new service.

Source:
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4 user comments

117.1.2007 5:39

Read about Joost on ww.onlinevideopunch.com http://www.onlinevideopunch.com/blog/index.php/joost-more-hype-less-meat.htm Good article , worth a look !!

217.1.2007 7:53

Joost huh? I might check it out sounds "Interesting"

319.1.2007 19:52

Sounds interesting might be interested in this when it comes out. I always wanted a service that makes the viewer choose what they want to watch not the other way around.

41.2.2007 7:50

i sure would like to check this site out
i took a peek at the screenshots and it looks kinda cool

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