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Joost Adds TV and Film Content From Top Independent Studios and Distribution Companies
Joost Adds TV and Film Content From Top Independent Studios and Distribution Companies
|By PR Newswire
|April 16, 2007 08:00 AM EDT
CANNES, France, April 16 /PRNewswire/ --
- ALL3MEDIA International, Alliance Atlantis, IndieFlix, September Films,
Shorts International and Wall to Wall Content to be Featured on Joost's
Global Distribution Platform
MIPTV Conference -- Joost(TM), the world's first broadcast-quality
Internet television platform, today announced that it has signed distribution
partnerships with critically-acclaimed independent film and television
producers ALL3MEDIA International, Alliance Atlantis, September Films and
Wall to Wall; as well as independent distributors IndieFlix and Shorts
"With Joost, our film makers and artists have a greater opportunity than
ever before to showcase their remarkable talents and to reach new audiences,"
said Carter Pilcher, CEO of Shorts International, which will bring Joost
viewers a taste of their English, French and Spanish short film channels:
SHORTSTV(TM); SHORTSTV France(TM); and SHORTSTV Corto(TM). "Joost's secure,
global platform is ideal for our artists as it ensures that the films are
viewed with the level of quality which was intended by their creators."
Content creators and owners of all sizes are utilizing Joost's
high-quality, piracy-proof Internet platform, enabling premium interactive
video experiences while guaranteeing copyright protection. Independent
producers and distributors are gaining particular value from this
unprecedented global broadcast opportunity.
"Giving independent film producers and distributors a cost-effective,
global outlet is one of the coolest things about Joost," said Yvette
Alberdingk Thijm, executive vice president, content strategy and acquisition
for Joost. "Joost empowers independent content owners to reach new audiences
and generate additional revenue in a community-driven environment, while
ensuring that all programmes are fully protected from piracy and copyright
The independent partners joining Joost produce and manage an eclectic
collection of international television and film:
-- ALL3MEDIA International, part of the ALL3MEDIA group, represents many
award-wining programmes, and is part of the global ALL3MEDIA group of
-- Alliance Atlantis International Content Distribution Group distributes
a range of fiction, factual and kids' television programming
-- IndieFlix provides a forum for filmmakers to build a community of
alliances and partnerships, and utilises digital platforms that reach
up to 125 million viewers worldwide;
-- September Films is a leading independent television and film
production company that has produced over 1,000 hours of primetime
television during the last 13 years;
-- Shorts International is the world's leading short film specialist,
distributing a catalogue of over 3,000 premium short film titles,
including their stable of international short film channels -
SHORTSTV(TM), SHORTSTV France(TM) and SHORTSTV Corto(TM) - across all
media including; and
-- Wall to Wall is a leading global producer of factual and drama content
and one of the UK's largest independent production companies.
"Online platforms are becoming an important window for us. The quality of
the Joost service and the ability to geo-lock programmes makes it an
attractive proposition for us," said Paul Corney, sales executive at
Currently available in an expanded beta, Joost combines the best of TV
and the best of the Internet by offering viewers a unique, TV-like experience
enhanced with the choice, control and flexibility of Web 2.0. Viewers enjoy
interactive features unique to TV such as instant messaging, channel chat,
ratings, message boards and news tickers. Joost can be accessed with a
broadband Internet connection and offers content to viewers for free.
Joost(TM) provides a new way of watching TV that combines the best of
full-screen television entertainment with online interactive and community
benefits to bring an unprecedented selection of video content to viewers
anytime, anywhere. Joost is based on a state-of-the-art, secure, peer-to-peer
To learn more about Joost or to become a beta-tester, visit
Web site: http://www.joost.com
At Cannes: Kate Larkin, Joost, +1-917-488-7852, [email protected]; U.K.: Alice Regester, Cohn & Wolfe for Joost, +44-207-331-5464, [email protected], or U.S.: Brian Baumley, Cohn & Wolfe for Joost, +1-212-798-9813, [email protected]
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