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Joost gets content deal with Viacom

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 20 Feb 2007 15:57 User comments (1)

Joost gets content deal with Viacom Joost, an Internet-based TV-on-demand service created by the original founders of Skype and Kazaa, has signed a deal with Viacom. Through the agreement, content from companies including MTV Networks, BET Networks and Paramount Pictures will be available for free on the net. Content includes MTV's Laguna Beach and Beavis and Butthead and Comedy Central's Freak Show.
Joost is currently still in beta. It is a peer-to-peer powered platform that aims to be secure, efficient and piracy-proof while delivering premium video experiences. It is supported by video advertising.

"People are looking for increased choice and flexibility in their TV experience, while the entertainment industry needs to retain control over their content", said Fredrik de Wahl, chief executive officer of Joost.

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121.2.2007 5:26

Cool, sounds great. I hope more and more companies eventually get into this kinda thing!

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