Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Seems that Joost took my advice: More content from Viacom

OK, it seems that just one week after my blog post "Until now Joost is boring. Isn't it?" the people from Joost are taking my advice into account.

Viacom Inc. said today it has agreed to offer its videos to Joost, the Internet video service created by the founders of Skype. Hundreds of hours of programming from Viacom's MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures movies studio and BET Networks will be available to Joost users for free, says Reuters.

More details gives the official press release:
MTV Networks will provide premier content from several of its brands for launch. MTV will offer popular shows, both past and present, including Laguna Beach, Beavis & Butthead, Real World, Punk'd and My Super Sweet Sixteen, while COMEDY CENTRAL will feature episodes from Stella, CCP's and Freak Show. Nickelodeon, CMT: Country Music Television, MTV2, Logo, Spike TV, mtvU, and Gametrailers.com will also provide content. VH1's offerings will include episodes of Flavor of Love, Surreal Life, and I Love New York. BET's Networks' offerings will include some of its biggest shows, including Beef, DMX: Soul of a Man, Comic View and recent smash hit American Gangster. Also, Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage and Paramount Classics will be providing full- length feature films from their catalog of classics and recent releases.
Well, that's still quite a lot of MTV and the like crap. But I am looking forward to Paramount's movies. What I would really appreciate is a deal with Fox Television and ABC so that I could see my favourite shows on Joost: The Simpsons and Lost.

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