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"DAVID MIERS is reported to be in the top 10 cage fighters in Gosford. He has some serious dish washing skills and thinks that Elizabeth Bennet is hot. Although he thinks that his wife Rowena is hotter. David works in youth ministry for a great church. Likes to: speak in third person, watch and play soccer, eat food and surf the web. He has never watched Star Wars."

Joost

Joost is the latest thing. I think. It's from the makers of skype (I think). Joost is Free internet TV when you want it where you want it (or something like that). It's still in beta phase - and I think you need to be invited to use it. (I have an account and can invite you if you want - just email me or leave your email address in the comments).

There are stacks of channels. Lots of fighting channels. Guinness World Records type thing. Ummm. Here's a channel list. Maybe 100 channels? They have whole seasons that you can watch at your own pace. Row and I have found one to watch: Bridezillas. It follows some rich New York brides-to-be in the lead up to their wedding. Haven't seen much yet.

I'm not a huge TV fan (we don't have one)... I don't think this will change me. But I think it's a good concept. You don't have to watch ads etc... and you don't have to adhere to the TV Network's timing schedule. This is web 2.0 and the future of television.

Hey Christians in the Media crew - maybe try and get your new show on there??? What do you think?

The pic is a screen shot of 'the cold war kids' live in concert.
Just quickly looked @ the wikipedia entry. here.

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  • Blogger David says so:
    Wednesday, May 09, 2007 3:30:00 pm  

    i've had the cold war kids concert playing in the background - good stuff! top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Wednesday, May 09, 2007 3:31:00 pm  

    We're also adding exciting new programming from five content owners - Turner Broadcasting System, Sony Pictures Television, Hasbro, the NHL and SI. Beginning later this week, you'll begin to see shows from these providers on Joost - shows like "Aqua Teen Hunger Force," "The Transformers," "G.I. Joe," "Starsky & Hutch," "Charlie's Angels" and "NewsRadio.

    sweet top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Wednesday, May 09, 2007 3:31:00 pm  

    they have a channel called saturday morning tv - which they claim has all the cool cartoons from 80s!! top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Wednesday, May 09, 2007 3:34:00 pm  

    here's their blurb

    Free TV, straight to your PC
    * Free to watch, anywhere in the world
    * Easy to use, just like regular TV
    * No special hardware needed - just a PC or Intel-based Mac and a broadband connection

    TV, the way you like it
    * Hundreds of shows from your favourite channels
    * Full-screen, high-quality pictures and sound
    * No fixed schedules - watch what you like, when you like, as often as you want

    Be part of the show
    * Chat with friends and other fans while you watch
    * You're the critic - rate and debate the shows you love and hate
    * Build your own playlists and channels
    top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Wednesday, May 09, 2007 3:34:00 pm  

    so many comments! top

  • Blogger Ben says so:
    Wednesday, May 09, 2007 3:54:00 pm  

    Love an invite, mate. top

  • Blogger CraigS says so:
    Wednesday, May 09, 2007 4:03:00 pm  

    What sort of "fighting" do they have?

    Do they have a Christian channel? top

  • Blogger CraigS says so:
    Wednesday, May 09, 2007 4:04:00 pm  

    Are they actively looking for content providers? top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Wednesday, May 09, 2007 4:09:00 pm  

    hey ben.
    invite sent.
    let me know how it goes. top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Wednesday, May 09, 2007 4:13:00 pm  

    fighting:

    Channel FIGHT NETWORK
    do these ring a bell for you?

    TKO
    MECA
    Ballroom Boxing
    Rumble on the Rock

    they are a lot like ultimate fighting.
    (that's based on looking at the little thumbnails... and watching one of the TKO (i think) bouts last week.)

    they have another channel call "seconds out" - it looks like it's standard boxing? top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Wednesday, May 09, 2007 4:17:00 pm  

    i can't see a Christian channel.

    as far as looking for content...
    not sure???

    cos it's early days - it's still in construction phase.

    it looks like all that stuff is being negotiated... not sure how many bucks you need to get a part of it???

    here's a clip from wikipedia:

    Viacom Inc. and Joost entered into a content provider agreement for the Joost platform on February 20, 2007. Under the agreement divisions of Viacom (including MTV Networks, BET Networks and Paramount Pictures) will license their "television and theatrical programing" to Joost.[6] This came shortly after Viacom requested 100,000 potentially infringing videos to be removed from YouTube.com, which showed a preference by Viacom for the Joost platform over YouTube.[7]

    Joost also currently has licensing agreements in place with Ministry of Sound TV, Warner Music, the production company Endemol[8], Diversion Media[9], CBS[10] and CenterStaging's rehearsals.com[11]. On May 1, 2007, Joost signed a deal to distribute NHL content, including full game replays of the Stanley Cup Finals, and vintage games.[12]
    top

  • Blogger CraigS says so:
    Wednesday, May 09, 2007 5:35:00 pm  

    Could you send me an invite too? Thanks... top

  • Blogger Ben says so:
    Wednesday, May 09, 2007 5:43:00 pm  

    I can't get it to work. I've opened the approp. ports, but no joy. Sounds like there's some major issues with 0.9.0. top

  • Anonymous CJ says so:
    Thursday, May 10, 2007 12:55:00 pm  

    Hey Dave. Sounds really interesting. I'd love to check it out.

    jones.chris[at]tpg.com.au top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Thursday, May 10, 2007 1:01:00 pm  

    hey cj - just sent it - let me know how it goes. top

  • Anonymous CJ says so:
    Thursday, May 10, 2007 1:37:00 pm  

    thanks mate. works really well. i've got it set as a small window set to 'always on-top' which is great to have music videos running whilst i work...

    no christian channel in sight tho... top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Thursday, May 10, 2007 3:42:00 pm  

    good stuff.

    what type of bandwidth do you think it's churning through??

    peaceout top

  • Anonymous CJ says so:
    Friday, May 11, 2007 11:55:00 am  

    according to the joost website:

    "Joost is a streaming video application, and so uses a relatively high amount of bandwidth per hour. In one hour of viewing, approximately 320Mb data will be downloaded and 105Mb uploaded, which means that it will exhaust a 1Gb cap in 10 hours. Windows users should note that the application continues to run in the background after you close the main window. For this reason, if you pay for your bandwidth usage per megabyte or have your usage capped by your ISP, you should be careful to always exit Joost client completely when you are finished watching it." top

  • Blogger andy says so:
    Sunday, May 13, 2007 2:55:00 pm  

    hay dave,
    love an invite..
    cheers top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Sunday, May 13, 2007 5:11:00 pm  

    is that andy b?
    andy m?
    andy??? top

  • Blogger Matt & Kate says so:
    Monday, May 14, 2007 7:36:00 am  

    Sounds awesome Dave. Can you hook me up mktooseATgmailDOTcom looking forward to GI Joe. I still have most of my GI Joe stuff. Ahh memories. Not sure about the bandwidth use though - I'll let you know if it works on Mac?!? top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Monday, May 14, 2007 7:54:00 am  

    hey matt & kate.

    i've sent you an invite. love to know how it goes. top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Monday, May 14, 2007 7:54:00 am  

    row and i finally finished the 2nd half of episode 1 of bridezillas last night... fun... crazy women! i'm not sure how it finished... i fell asleep! top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Monday, May 14, 2007 7:55:00 am  

    hey andy - i sent an invite to andy b... assuming it's andy b! if it's a different andy let me know! top

  • Blogger Matt & Kate says so:
    Tuesday, May 15, 2007 11:16:00 am  

    Thanks for the invite Dave. I downloaded it before reading the system requirements (oops) and have found that it only works on the newer Macs with Intel processors - bummer! top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Tuesday, May 15, 2007 11:31:00 am  

    bummer.
    maybe next computer! top