Global TV distribution platform, Joost, formerly known as The Venice Project, has released a beta version of its client software for Intel Mac users.
Co-founded by Skype and Kazaa founders, serieal entrepreneurs Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis, Joost distributes TV shows and other forms of video over the web using peer-to-peer technology.
While it's very bandwidth-hungry, the software is capable of supporting HD TV broadcasts using distributed computing. The service also offers online interactive and community benefits and aims to bring an "unprecedented selection of video content to viewers anytime," the founders proclaim.
The service is powered by a secure piracy-proof internet platform that lets users watch the TV they want while also protecting the rights of copyright owners.
Joost requires a broadband internet connection, users must sign up for the beta test period before accessing the service.