Saw this on Digg and also got the following email from Joost:
Subject Line: Joost Unplugged!
Great news from the Joost Content Team. Today we’re announcing a major
partnership with Viacom. Which will bring programming and lots of
channels from Viacom’s key brands and properties available on Joost
on our imminent launch.
MTV will offer popular shows, both past and present, including Laguna
Beach, Beavis & Butthead, Real World, Punk’d and My Super Sweet Sixteen,
while COMEDY CENTRAL will feature episodes from Stella, CCP’s and Freak
Show. Nickelodeon, CMT: Country Music Television, MTV2, Logo, Spike TV,
mtvU, and Gametrailers.com will also provide content. VH1’s offerings
will include episodes of Flavor of Love, Surreal Life, and I Love New
York. BET’s Networks’ offerings will include some of its biggest shows,
including Beef, DMX: Soul of a Man, Comic View and recent smash hit
American Gangster. Also, Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage and
Paramount Classics will be providing full-length feature films from its
catalog of classics and recent releases.
This content isn’t available yet. We’re working hard on shipping,
transcoding and feeding the P2P network (and no, despite malicious
gossip to the contrary – engineering is not giving Star Trek or
Ren&Stimpy top priority) it will all be there for our launch.
Dw. — Dirk-Willem van Gulik, CTO, Joost.
Sounds pretty awesome!