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Joost boasts 1 million subscribers

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 29 Jul 2007 18:58 User comments (7)

Joost boasts 1 million subscribers Despite still being in beta status, Joost has announced that they've signed up 1 million viewers.
Speaking at a Skype press event in Tallinn, Estonia, Skype CEO and Joost co-founder Niklas Zennström said that the service, launched in late 2006 and formerly codenamed 'The Venice Project', was currently being tested by a million users. The figure marks the first time Joost has disclosed the audience for its service.

Joost has been funded by Zennström and cofounder Janus Friis using the money they received following Skype's sale to eBay in 2006. So far, the service has signed up a number of content providers and "around 30 Tier 1 advertisers", Zennström said.

Ensuring the service works simply despite its complex underpinnings will also be a major consideration, a problem which Zennström also sees as an ongoing issue for Skype.

"Ease of use is such an important thing for us," he said. "Ultimately, you want everything as simple as possible."

Source: APC Magazine

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7 user comments

129.7.2007 22:53

Ok I just went to their website. Looks to me like a whole collection of crap. Do they have Drew Carey Season 1? No. How about the new release of the Underdog Cartoon ? No.

With my P2PVOD ( my 5ooG Drive) I've got the latest in Dvd releases.

230.7.2007 7:59

Not to be a smartass but Joost isn't meant to be your personal-on-demand-video-library. It's basically on demand tv being streamed to your PC. Also they don't always have the same content available all the time. When I first started beta testing they had a channel called "Saturday Morning Fix" and it included classic Underdog and Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons. Saying the service "sucks" because it doesn't have certain shows is an ignorant statement.

330.7.2007 8:14
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Originally posted by PeaInAPod:
Not to be a smartass but Joost isn't meant to be your personal-on-demand-video-library. It's basically on demand tv being streamed to your PC. Also they don't always have the same content available all the time. When I first started beta testing they had a channel called "Saturday Morning Fix" and it included classic Underdog and Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons. Saying the service "sucks" because it doesn't have certain shows is an ignorant statement.
Also saying the it DOESN'T SUCK because it only has certian stuff is equally as ignorant!

430.7.2007 9:47

Quote:
Originally posted by PeaInAPod:
Not to be a smartass but Joost isn't meant to be your personal-on-demand-video-library. It's basically on demand tv being streamed to your PC. Also they don't always have the same content available all the time. When I first started beta testing they had a channel called "Saturday Morning Fix" and it included classic Underdog and Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons. Saying the service "sucks" because it doesn't have certain shows is an ignorant statement.
Also saying the it DOESN'T SUCK because it only has certian stuff is equally as ignorant!
Another ignorant statement. Note how I was neutral on my views of the program? I didn't say it was the best program in the world and I didn't say it sucked. I simply stated that saying a free service "sucks" because they do not have obscure television shows from the 90's is ignorant. Also how can one compare a on demand video streaming service to a Personal video player??

530.7.2007 16:40

I love Joost and what it has to offer there is only one problem it does not work for me. I wish i could get it working.

630.7.2007 23:19

Joost seems to perfer content transfered from VHS tapes rented from local libraries ( because they can borrow for free, I guess). There is not one current item offered. The two box sets were just recent releases. SI Swimsuit... bargin bin at most suncost video stores.

715.8.2007 20:07

Quote:
"Ease of use is such an important thing for us," he said. "Ultimately, you want everything as simple as possible."
I like their thinking with this statement.

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