Warner Bros to set up branded channels with major online video services

Andy Merrett Joost, Online TV Leave a Comment

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Warner Brothers has announced that it has signed a number of deals with large online video networks to show ad-supported branded channels such as TheWB.com, KidsWB.com, plus two new channels showing classic and science fiction programming.

The channels will be available on Joost, TiVo, Sling Media, Daily Motion, and Veoh networks, with WB hoping to attract viewers from the 16-34 age group who are increasingly using mobile and Internet services in preference to traditional TV channels…

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Joost retreating to US, BBC iPlayer reigns supreme in the UK

Andy Merrett Joost Leave a Comment

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According to a report in the Sunday Times business section, online video portal Joost could be about to retreat back to the US, following ongoing problems with getting media and sports companies to sell it global rights to show programming over the web.

“The company is expected to rein in its global ambitions to focus solely on the US market,” the article says. Of course, that’s a huge market, and it may be easier to convince rights holders to allow content to be shown within one country…

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Joost to enter live-streaming market early 2008

Katherine Hannaford Joost Leave a Comment

joost-logo3.jpgNow that Joost has opened the floodgates and are allowing minions in willy-nilly, they’ve announced a huge incentive for people to join up. From early 2008, they’ll be live-streaming TV in the US, as well as their usual pre-packaged video fare.

Sadly it looks like it’ll start out streaming sports first, and then hopefully enter the full-blown television…

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Joost opens the floodgates, so you can now sign up (and stop pestering me for invites)

Katherine Hannaford Joost

joost-logo.jpgJoost, the online TV streamer which we got quite excited about and then promptly forgot, once we discovered the joys of streaming from Joox, has just been opened up to the public officially.

It’s been in beta for quite some time, with users only able to play around with its nifty interface and sadly uninteresting TV shows, but yesterday on the Joost blog it was announced anyone can sign up. So,…

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If you watch 10 shows on Joost this week…

Stuart Dredge Joost

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Phew. Now that I’ve ditched my valiant-yet-sluggish Mac Mini for a ninja Core 2 Duo PC, I’ve actually been able to get onto Joost, the Telly 2.0 service that’s promising to revolutionise the way I watch TV (i.e. enable me to never have to watch Loose Women ever again).

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