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Viacom in TV deal with Joost

It will provide programmes for online service


One of the world’s leading entertainment companies has announced it will be providing programmes and films for new online TV service Joost.

The deal with Viacom will include programming from MTV Networks, BET Networks and Paramount Pictures.

MTV Networks will offer popular shows including Laguna Beach, Beavis & Butthead, Real World, Punk’d and My Super Sweet Sixteen.

Comedy Central and VH1 will also provide content while Paramount Pictures will be providing full-length feature films from its catalogue of classics and recent releases.

Broadband video

Viacom President and Chief Executive Officer Philippe Dauman said: ‘We’re extremely pleased to be working with Joost, and couldn’t be prouder to be a key partner in the launch of the next generation in broadband video technology.

‘We have the number one portfolio of entertainment sites in the world and unrivaled distribution on mobile devices, but we’re determined to keep pushing and growing our digital presence and bring our programming to audiences on every platform and device that they want.’

Joost is still in a beta – or test – form, allowing users to give technical feedback to the developers.

It allows users to have free access to thousands of programs and channels not readily available on the web.

To become a beta-tester, visit the Joost website.

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