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September 11, 2007

Anyone else tried Joost yet?

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Joost. It's going to be all the rage apparently. It's going to take all the good bits from television and all the good bits from the Internet, stick 'em together and we're going to be over the moon with entertainment (and social networking) delights.

Look, it says so in this YouTube advert.


It's supposed to be some lovely peer-to-peer thing, where you all download TV programs from each other for free. Unlike certain things – such as YouTube or Bittorrent – there's some actual legitimate programming on it, too.

It's in beta at the moment, so you have to apply for an id and password and put up with features that don't quite work and the occasional bumpy playback (as well as in-frame adverts). Still, it's actually pretty good. You have to use it to get a good feel for its better features, but the latest channels include entries from Edinburgh's Raindance film festival and - woah! - a channel full of Aardman Animation stuff, including old episodes of Morph.

That's what I'm going to be using Joost for.

See. Morph's trying on hats.

Morph

I'd blog about it more, but the Joost “Blog this” feature doesn't work with my blog. So I've nicked some pictures from the Joost web site and stuck them after the jump, instead.

There's one with a bear.

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September 10, 2007

Viva Laughlin promos

Posted on September 10, 2007 | Post a comment | Bookmark and Share

You may recall that CBS were a bit slack putting out promos for Viva Laughlin when I was doing my preview a while back. There's a few up on YouTube now: here's one and you can view the rest after the jump.

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September 10, 2007

First iPhone product placement

Posted on September 10, 2007 | Post a comment | Bookmark and Share

iPhoneAs we all know, it's hard to move for Apple product placement in TV shows. In fact, it was actually possible to predict who was good and who would turn out to be a baddie during the first season of 24, according to whether they used a Mac or not.

The burning question among followers of this trend has been, "When will the iPhone first appear in the hands of a hero during the Fall season?".

Worry not, my friends. The answer is here already. Kevin McKidd uses one in Journeyman. Keep your eyes peeled for corporate indoctrination.

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