More Internet Video Coming

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Joost will be coming out of Beta soon, offering commercial supported streaming video from an impressive array of content providers. In addition to 3 minutes of commercials per hour, contextual ads with links will overlay as the show is running. Users can also provide information which will help target commercials to them.

How will Joost get to the TV set? Imagine linking Joost and SlingMedia devices. Traditional networks are finding Internet Video viewing of their shows is additive to their business; that is going to lead to a flood of availability. Sling’s products will be positioned to take advantage of this.

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Meanwhile, Sun Microsystems is offering a new server capable of providing large numbers of video streams together with storage to handle libraries like Netflix’s.

http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9584_22-6179355.html

http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2122129,00.asp

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2 Responses to “More Internet Video Coming”

  1. HDTiVo Says:

    Joost “launched” today – which means Beta testers can send unlimited invites. A couple of weeks more for the world.

    Meanwhile, Joost started showing commercials today, and signed up content from Turner and Sony. It looks like Joost will have content available from most of the major providers before long.

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