Joost! (The Venice Project
What is Joost™?
Joost™ is a new way of watching
TV on the internet, which uses new and established
technologies to provide the best of both the internet
and TV worlds. We're in the process of making it
as TV-like as we can, with programmes, channels
and adverts. You can also see some things that we
think will enhance the TV experience: searching
for programmes and channels, for example, as well
as social features like chat. There are many more
new features to come!
How do the channels work?
Currently, channels are like playlists
of videos. You can flip between channels, or use
the programme guide to choose a channel or a video
to watch. The channels start when you play them
and not at any particular day or time. If you let
them continue they will loop round to the beginning
again. If you change channel and then switch back
again, you'll start at the beginning of the programme
again. In later versions we will have different
kinds of channels, including ones that behave more
like ordinary TV channels. Occasionally, you may
see an advert.