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Joost

A peer-to-peer TV (P2P TV) system for streaming video over the Internet, developed by Skype and Kazaa founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis. Pronounced "juiced," with its name having no particular meaning in Scandinavian countries (like Haagen Dazs), Joost introduced beta clients for Windows and Mac in 2007.

A Unique Hybrid
Joost is a hybrid peer-to-peer system because it relies on both central servers for downloading content as well as the users' machines. At any given time, Joost viewers may have about eight seconds of encrypted video in their computers, and that content is automatically streamed to other users requesting it. For more information, visit www.joost.com. See P2P TV.



P2P TV

(Peer-to-Peer TV) Transmitting live TV or on-demand TV using a peer-to-peer architecture, in which the receiving users also function as servers to others. P2P TV is the streaming counterpart of P2P systems such as BitTorrent. Users are watching the TV programs as they are being downloaded and temporarily stored for viewing rather than playing back video files after being downloaded and saved. See peer-to-peer network and Joost.



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