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Joost withdraws from free video distribution.

by Zirgo
Jul 4, 2009 7:15 AM | 23 Comments
Joost, established in 2007 and one of the pioneers within audio and video streaming, announced on the 30th of June that they would stop with offering free video distribution to the public. The reason for this was said to be the difficulty of making money from advertising and recent years competition with other providers like YouTube and Hulu. Among the titles that Joost Japan provided was animes like "Death Note", "Naruto" and "Slam Dunk" and an overall coverage of the top titles broadcasted in Japan.
At the same time published news that they will make a reorganization and restructure of its business model to try and provide professional online video platforms for companies and cable and satellite providers.

Sources: Anime!Anime!,

20 of 23 Comments Recent Comments

Joost and Veoh both were good and had a promising future while they lasted.

edit: Seems like Joost is gone and Veoh is run by Qlipso.

Dec 29, 2010 11:10 AM by ShojoSamurai

Kira01 said:
There is a Joost? Never heard of it.

i guess you never heard of it because it was gone in a jist

Sep 2, 2010 10:53 PM by skyler114

Another fail like Veoh. The founders of Joost were also the founders of Skype.
And they only have a few animes on the site now.

Dec 11, 2009 3:22 PM by ShojoSamurai

Asako said:
One down, still plenty to go, though...

yeah looool exactly X)

Jul 29, 2009 6:35 AM by Pyrrhus

There is a Joost? Never heard of it.

Jul 28, 2009 8:36 PM by Kira01

Pops said:
Kinda sad to see the word "animes" in a news post.

First thing I thought after reading the first post.

Jul 28, 2009 7:32 PM by xanusuri

i tried joost once. I didn't like it Veoh all the way!

Jul 5, 2009 5:12 PM by midnighttoker92

lols, bawd grammers 'ight t'her!

Jul 5, 2009 2:02 AM by Dr_Jan_Itor

Kinda sad to see the word "animes" in a news post.

Jul 5, 2009 1:02 AM by Pops_

Somnia said:
Was it better than the mighty stage6?

It was when Joost had the stand alone player that used bittorrent technology. It's to bad they killed that and went with the web player just to try and get more users.

Jul 4, 2009 10:36 PM by DeathfireD

I had heard about them when they went into beta but then I moved and the new nets had bandwidth limits so pretty much has taken me out of all the streaming content.

Jul 4, 2009 8:45 PM by Missheru

I actually watched some shows on Joost, too bad to hear this.

Jul 4, 2009 7:22 PM by olmecalmighty

Was it better than the mighty stage6?

Jul 4, 2009 6:45 PM by Somnia

I think majority of us are in the same boat here.. They've been operating since '07 and quite a number of people have heard of the site. I guess with sites such as YouTube and so on, Joost would hardly be noticeable.

Jul 4, 2009 5:39 PM by yunadestined

Well now, I suppose I should have heard of them before it as too late, then.

Jul 4, 2009 5:17 PM by ukonkivi

Hmm, I've never heard of Joost either. I guess they never really made a point of advertising themselves. No wonder they're going under.

Jul 4, 2009 4:36 PM by Mitsuomi

I hope they stick around. Joost has always been the best in terms of quality.

Jul 4, 2009 2:55 PM by DeathfireD

I've never heard of Joost...

Jul 4, 2009 2:17 PM by Kunami

Oh well. Never knew about them before and its quite pointless to know about it now.

Jul 4, 2009 10:54 AM by iTom

Phew. I thought it was over. Joost is a good website. The anime are of perfect quality in sound and video.

Jul 4, 2009 7:25 AM by TerrorH3ctor

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