In case you hadn’t heard, this year Joost joins CBS in offering live access to March Madness. Though I gave up on Joost shortly after it was released from beta, frequent ZNF commentor Todd still checks in. And apparently, today’s live streaming tests aren’t going so well (see above). Test details:
We’re beginning a new experiment to bring Joost’s P2P video streaming live – we’ve done some internal and semi-private tests so far, but in order to offer a stable live service in the future, we need your help. We expect (and kind of hope) things will go wrong … but that’s the only way we’ll find out where the problems are. When you’re testing any new technology, especially one as complex as live P2P streaming, you expect a number of failures, but in order to get a product or service that works seamlessly, you have to break it first in order to find all the bugs and troubleshoot effectively.