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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Joost TV

you might have heard of Joost... the idea is to distribute TV shows to the masses using the internet. I haven't got an account yet so I'm not exactly sure how it works but I bet we'll be hearing lots more about this service in the next few months.

Right now it's relatively easy (if you're a nerd) to get whatever TV content you want over the internet... illegally. I think the idea of Joost is to make it even easier to get access to the same plethora of content legally and fairly cheaply. Joost (and others) are busy signing up programme makers as fast as they can:

iTWire - YouTube signs BBC, Joost signs JumpTV - the gloves are off

Joost is invitation only for now (a bit like Gmail). But don't worry if you haven't received an invitation; if you have a blog try creating a post with link to this site:

Fun Distraction: Joost Invitation Giveaway

The kind owner says he will send you a Joost invite if you post a link to his blog.

Well that's my post, I'll let you know if it works. Watch this space!