Joost is an online-video application based in Luxembourg that was put together by Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom, two Danish developers whose previous efforts include Kazaa and Skype. Joost enables entities such as studios or cable TV stations to distribute high-quality video over the Internet.
The software enables users to channel-surf between shows and navigate backwards and forward within a show, much as one can do with a hard-drive DVD recorder.
Columnist Greg Sandoval of ZDNet comments that “the software replicates the TV-viewing experience better than many of the other companies trying to wed TV to the PC” – Read his entire article here, or watch a CBS News video with a Joost Show and Tell on YouTube.
David Clark, Executive VP at Joost and CBS reporter Daniel Sieberg discuss the benefits of using Joost in IT environments and how it will revolutionise television.