Skype founders announce Joost

Skype founders Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis have announced that their new TV come video stream service, that used to be known as The Venice Project, is now officially called Joost. This new online TV service is currently in beta testing, but certainly looks interesting, and if anyone can pull this off, the Skype guys can.

"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!"

Well, I will be waiting for the Intel Mac version of the player to be released before testing myself, but rest assured that I will bring you news of any future developments.