Joost p2p TV goes beta

February 15, 2007 at 13:00 Leave a comment

Joost is an interactive software for distributing TV shows and other forms of video over the Web using peer-to-peer tv technology, created by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis (founders of Skype and Kazaa).

Back in 2006 and working under the code name “The Venice Project“, Zennstrom and Friis assembled teams of some 150 software developers in about a half-dozen cities around the world.

Joost is using Mozilla open source technology. The P2P client which will deliver the TV, will be based on XULRunner and will be available on the same platforms as XULRunner supports Windows, Mac and Linux.

Running on top of these core technologies is a highly modified version of Mozilla browser, which makes it easy for the company to port its client to any operating system – Mac, Linux or even mobile operating systems. The user interface is built using SVG technology. In other words, it’s a Web-enabled hybrid application, much like the brilliant Songbird meta-music client.

Super cool to see that a post dotcom company with a huge potential is using Mozilla technology.

The teams are currently in negotiations with TV networks, it has signed up with Warner Music and production company Endemol for the beta…

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Oh, YES I’m still looking for an invitation !

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