Joost™ is a new way to watch TV, free of the schedules and restrictions that come with traditional television. Combining the best of TV with the best of the internet, Joost™ gives you more control and freedom than ever before - control over what you watch, and freedom to watch it whenever you like. We're providing a platform for the best television content on the planet - a platform that will bring you the biggest and best shows from the TV studios, as well as the specialist programs created by professionals and enthusiasts. It's all overlaid with a raft of nifty features that help you find the shows you love, watch and chat with friends, and even create your own TV channels.
Goodbye, television. Hello, Joost
Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis have been talking about the idea behind Joost™ for a long time - even before their last venture, Skype, was born. But to make it work, they needed the right combination of factors - widespread broadband and powerful computers in particular. In early 2006, the time was right. Gathering the world's best engineers, web gurus and media visionaries, they started work under the code name of The Venice Project™ - and now, after much fretting and polishing, that work is ready for public viewing.
In under a year, we've grown from a handful of people to more than 100, establishing offices in five countries. Already, Joost™ is a truly global venture, serving a truly global community. It's still early days for us, but Joost™ is getting bigger and better every day - and we're still waiting for it to become self-aware...