VeohTV challenging Joost and Babelgum

June 20, 2021

Dmitry Shapiro is tired of hearing about Joost, the peer-to-peer Internet TV service launched by the founders of Skype. “Joost is your old man’s TV,” sneers Shapiro, the CEO of competing Web video service Veoh.

By that, he means that Joost is merely replicating the cable and satellite TV model using the Internet as the new pipes. He calls his competing offering Veoh TV, and is launching it later this week in a limited, invite-only beta that will become more widely available to the general public later this year. Veoh TV is backed by $40 million in funding.

VeohTV turns the hodgepodge of video on the Web into something that looks remarkably like TV by gathering all of it into a remote-controllable experience you can watch from ten feet away. You can search for and subscribe to shows and then save many of those video streams as downloads to watch later.VeohTV is free software that lets you watch and record Internet video from thousands of video sources. Watch full-length episodes from ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, YouTube, MySpace, Google, Yahoo, and thousands of others.

Finding something to watch is easy, simply use the TV-style guide, or search via keywords. You can even use a remove control. As you use VeohTV, it learns what you like and automatically recommends videos to you.

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2 Responses to “VeohTV challenging Joost and Babelgum”

  1. admin on June 20th, 2007 6:55 am

    Have a look at Similar concept I think… and it appear to be able to run on Windows and OSX. IT is based on xulrunner like Joost.

  2. VeohTV challenging Joost and Babelgum  »Technology News | Venture Capital, Startups, Silicon Valley, Web 2.0 Tech on June 20th, 2007 7:34 am

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