Wizzard Media, Joost Team to Deliver Extensive Video Catalog to Millions of Visitors Worldwide

September 30, 2021

Anime, Comedy and Music Podcasts Added to Joost’s Social Video Website

Image representing Joost as depicted in CrunchBase

Image via CrunchBase

PITTSBURGH, BUSINESS WIRE — Wizzard Media (AMEX:WZE), the world’s largest podcasting network, today announced that it will bring a catalog of branded and independent video content, including the widely acclaimed “Tiki Bar” comedy, “Hilary Duff” music and fashion and the popular “Track-Shun” anime to Joost(TM) (www.joost.com), the world’s first broadcast-quality Internet television service.

“Joost has long been recognized as a leader and innovator in delivering superior quality video programming to the Internet,” said Chris Spencer, Wizzard CEO on making the announcement. “We are thrilled at the opportunity to join with them in extending the reach and distribution of the vast catalog of content we represent for our publishers. Our publishing partners are equally enthusiastic about the increased global distribution as well as the opportunity to generate revenues.” Read more

Win 2500$ from current.com and HP Wireless Printer assignment

September 29, 2021

I was sent this interesting contest today.  I am not paid to put it here… I only thought it was cool and might interest some of you guys:

Current TV is all about viewer created content, and VCAMs offer opportunities for viewers to create advertisements for network sponsors.  Anyone can participate in the assignments and if their ad is selected to air on Current, they’ll earn $2500.

This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in growing their portfolio and a chance to earn meaningful cash, and would love to invite your readers to participate. Read more

Livestation’s new cross-platform client coming out today

September 23, 2021

Livestation, the leader in realtime live television high quality streaming over the internet is about to release it new client across all common platform:

  • Linux (intel)
  • Mac OSX intel and PPC
  • Windows XP and Vista

This is a major milestone for Livestation as it has worked for months in moving to a code base that can be compiled with minimal adjustments across all three platforms.

The new release will sport a new social feature to allow users to “Buzz” interesting news so that other ones can “Buzz” in to the news or jump in a chat session to discuss it.

Keep an eye on the Livestation download section.

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Livestation getting ready for cross-platform release

September 19, 2021

Jari Worsley, Livestation VP Engineering, wrote:

Just to let everyone know, we are working flat out over the weekend finalizing our long awaited cross-platform release, which incorporates the first user-generated rating and alert system for live TV and radio over broadband.

The new Livestation player will work on Windows, Mac and Linux and is packed with features (currently testing) including:

* Buzz, the new way to alert others when you find something worth watching
* an easy to navigate visual carousel, offering seamless, one-click channel selection
* a search and add feature, for you to access more than 1000 viewer-added web channels
* chat, allowing you to interact with others while watching Livestation.

Loads of additional features are also in the pipeline, but you’ll just have to wait for a future release. :)

This sound like a really cool release.  I am specially looking forward to the Buzz and Chat feature in this new release. It will be nice to see the new “Buzz” social feature in action.

I am curious to see how it will work. Will it be similar to a “Digg” page where all the recently “Buzz”ed news are sorted and ranked? Will it eventually allow one to watch past “Buzz”ed events? Will the feature only apply to Livestation provided channels or to user added channels too? Will the feature allow for some sort of “scheduled” Buzz so that it can be used as some sort of programming Guide on can subscribe too? So many possibilities.

This “guide” feature could be a nice feature for those scheduled events/programs on individual channels. A user could opt to schedule to record a particular event (think DVR for livestation) and watch it later. The optimal implementation would be it the DVR data storage could be done on Livestation back-end media servers and allow individuals to watch past events based on a schedule grid for each channel… maybe based on “Buzz” generated by users watching it live.

OK, enough for now ;-)

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The new Joost goes live… soon to be Flash based

September 18, 2021

Image representing Joost as depicted in CrunchBase

Image via CrunchBase

Here you go guys and gals! Joost finally lifted the cover on it’s new web browser offering.  I reported on the new web solution two weeks ago and presented a short screencast about it… but now you can try it all for yourself.

At this point in time Joost is still requiring the download and installation of a client side plug-in to playback content… but guess what? They will soon offer (within a month I am told) a pure Flash based version so that anyone with Flash can view the “Standard” programming.

What does this mean?  If you want to watch the current selection of content you will only need the Flash version.  To watch the new HD Joost content and Live Broadcast you will need the plug-in.

So most users will more than likelly be fine with Flash!  Finally Joost will be available to the Linux community.

  • Hands-on with the new Joost: Software still required
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Livestation offering Live 9/11 Anniversary - WNBC4 Special online

September 11, 2021


Now that the event is done Livestation has remove all traces of it as it was of a specified duration.  Was interesting to watch while it lasted.


9/11 Anniversary - WNBC4 Special English is broadcast as a one off with agreement of the channel. Download the Livestation player to enjoy quality events and channels from around the world.

Viewers of Livestation have also bookmarked 908 channels like Discovery Channel, CNN, and FOX 8 USA and they’ve chosen to share the link with you. You can add these streams to your player after you download it.

Livestation Partners Deutsche Welle To Deliver Live TV Over Broadband

September 10, 2021

Deutsche WelleImage via Wikipedia

A few days old (Livestation users already know this since last week) but worth re posting from broadcastbuyer:

Livestation, the company that streams live TV over broadband, has teamed up with the German broadcaster, Deutsche Welle, to carry its TV and radio offerings.

Germany’s international broadcaster becomes the ninth partner channel to join Livestation and is now a channel choice alongside BBC World, EuroNews (English, French, German and Italian), France 24 (French and English), Bloomberg, Al Jazeera and Russia Today.

According to Holger Hank, Head of the New Media Division at Deutsche Welle: “More and more viewers are expecting excellent quality and high resolution when they are watching Internet television online. That’s why we are delighted to offer DW-TV on Livestation. We know that more and more of Deutsche Welle’s viewers are switching to the Internet.”

Livestation’s CEO, Matteo Berlucchi, said the addition of Deutsche Welle brings a fresh and relevant perspective to the channel choices offered on the player. “We are delighted to have such a globally recognised brand join us as a partner channel. Livestation is all about choice, and having Deutsche Welle offering a German, European perspective on world news is extremely important to us. We have found, from looking at our statistics, that Livestation viewers like to compare and contrast the way the big players treat news. This ability to have so many perspectives all in one place is a Livestation strength.”

  • Livestation releases online TV Mac player

Livestation now support PPC Mac

September 10, 2021

Livestation just announce the first beta version of Livestation for the Power PC. Multiple Mac PPC users where disapointed that Livestation was not working on their platform (like most other live video offering out there… Joost, Babelgum, etc).  Guess what… asked for it, they built it. Now watch it!

Download here

Features are the same for both Intel and Power PC.

It’s still new, so please give feedback on what you like and don’t like, what works and not.


Fixes in 2.0.18 over 2.0.13:
* Fixed issue with blacked out text boxes on sign in.
* Fixed webkit crash - epg page crashing in webkit.
* Improvements to Chat - including nickname change.
* Improvements to Search functionality
* Fixed Chat crashing Livestation client.
* Fixed Session id being cleared in endsessionevent
* Fixed menu shortcuts referring to Ctrl rather than Command.
* Added Add/Remove option in channels menu.
* Fixed glitches with stream playback on certain machines.
* Fixed scrolling redraw issue.


Jari Worsley
VP Engineering

Large Hadron Collider on Livestation

September 10, 2021

Image by Getty Images

We’ve offered to help the team out at CERN (The European Organisation for Nuclear Research) who are having trouble coping with the global demand for their live stream of the Large Hadron Collider experiment.

We were prompted, in part, by a blog on the The Inquisitr earlier today.

We called CERN and they accepted our offer of help. Our engineers are now working flat out to make this happen and we hope to add CERN as a temporary partner channel as soon as possible.



It’s now live, just refresh your channels list (if on a Mac it should be automatically added to your partner channels).

Let us know what you think.


David Brewer
Livestation’s content team

  • Watch the Large Hadron Collider live online [end of the world?]

Another Joost Video Plug-in preview

September 6, 2021

Following the trail of Techcrunch I decided to take things in my own hands and made my own screencast showing the new Joost web site and plug-in in action. You can watch it below in SD or follow the link in the screencast to watch it in HD on Vimeo:

New Joost web site preview from Bernard Maltais on Vimeo.

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