Bram Disses Joost

Ready to rumble? BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen had some fighting words for competitor Joost during a keynote at the VON New Video Summit on Monday. He even pulled out the dreaded “old media” slur.

“Joost is kind of a quirky thing, it’s fundamentally based on the channels concept, which, like I’ve said, is kind of an old media way of doing things…Pieces of content can be organized any which way, and a channel is just one of many ways of organizing those.”

The inimitable Cohen also bragged about having ten times as much video content as iTunes, discussed BitTorrent’s interest in supporting video with ads, mentioned the company’s upcoming “play on demand” P2P streaming option, and complained about Windows DRM affecting playback.

Image from BitTorrent corporate site.


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