Buoyed by a slew of content deals with major media companies, Joost has created 150 channels of free TV of all tastes, from episodes of CSI and old G.I. Joe cartoons to the NHL playoffs. These are delivered in broadcast-quality streams, and Joost members can share their playlists and chat online while watching the same show. The service is still in its beta-test phase, but testers can send out invites to join; a public launch is expected this summer. The service is free, but you have to download the Joost player to watch, so tuning in is a bit more involved than, say, checking out some of the original Web TV series available on Blip.TV, such as Cube News 1 (a personal fave), Goodnight Burbank , Starring Amanda Congdon and Alive in Bahgdad. Revision3, meanwhile, is building its own slate of original Internet TV shows, including DiggNation (two guys on a couch, surfing on their laptops), iFanBoy (three guys talking about comic books) and InDigital: Your Life In Gear (gadget geeks chatting about, and reviewing, gadgets). You can stream Revision3 episodes on your PC (no special software required) or download them to run on a smartphone, video iPod or other mobile device.
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