Skype founders launch Joost online tv

Tomas Martin @ 03-10-2007

Chinatown- Roman Polanski’s classic available for free onlineHaving sold VoIP stalwart Skype to Google Ebay (and being paid more than they should have for it), founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis have been quietly working away on Joost, an online television program. This week the program went free to all interested downloaders (previously you had to be invited to the beta). The content available depends on the region but the UK gets a great selection of films from Paramount including Star Trek Insurrection and the absolute classic Chinatown, which I think has one of the best screenplays of all time. There’s also content from Aardman Animation, Happy Tree Friends, CSI and scifi show Lexx, among others.

[via BBC technology, image from Wikipedia, story updated to correct buyer]

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3 Responses to “Skype founders launch Joost online tv”

  1. Dan says:

    Skype was sold to eBay, not Google.

  2. Tomas Martin says:

    Oops – thanks for the correction Dan.

  3. Jeremy Eades says:

    This will be really nice, especially if they have good quality video and shows. It might prevent some people from that whole downloading thing too. Well, probably not, but they’ll get more money out of some people.