What is Joost used for?
Joost /ˈdʒuːst/ was an Internet TV service, created by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis (founders of Skype and Kazaa). During 2007–2008 Joost used peer-to-peer TV (P2PTV) technology to distribute content to their Mozilla-based desktop player; in late 2008 this was migrated to use a Flash-based Web player instead.
What happened to the CEO of Joost?
The company’s first CEO, Frederick de Wahl, was succeeded by Mike Volpi in June 2007. Volpi stepped down in July 2009 amidst a round of job cuts, being succeeded by Matt Zelesko. Volpi blamed the content companies for sidelining Joost.
Who are jojoost advertisers?
Joost had 40 advertisers, including Sony Pictures, BMW, and Sprite. Aside from injected video-advertisements, it served additional interactive advertisements via overlays and short pop-ups that were clickable.
What is Joost widget API?
Joost soft launched its Widget API on 29 August 2007 under a non-copyleft open source license and encouraged third party developers to create tools for its TV 2.0 platform. In 2009 Joost released a special website for the PlayStation 3 Internet browser that took advantage of some of the browser’s full screen and ‘x’ button capabilities.
Is Joost owned by Viacom?
Viacom, Inc., and Joost entered into a content provider agreement for the Joost platform on 20 February 2007. Under the agreement, divisions of Viacom (including MTV Networks, BET Networks and Paramount Pictures) were to license their “television and theatrical programming” to Joost.
What is Joost P2PTV?
During 2007–2008 Joost used peer-to-peer TV ( P2PTV) technology to distribute content to their Mozilla -based desktop player; in late 2008 this was migrated to use a Flash-based Web player instead. Joost began development in 2006.