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999 Joost Invites to Go

Paddy_o_furniture Avatar
9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
Anyone that wants one PM me with your name and Email address. Enough for everyone.
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9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
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#1
I think all current joost users have got 999! (unlimited basically!)
#2
I gathered that, but plenty people on here still don't have it. So may as well give them away on here.
#3
What's joost?:oops:
1 Like #4
Go here joost.com
[admin]#5
I've PM'd you sweety :)
Thanks x
1 Like #6
Thought it was just mine playing up when i saw 999 invites lol .If any of the others run out pm me if you want an invite :)

Chaos
#7
pm'd thanks :)
[mod]#8
PM'd, thanks. :thumbsup:
#9
PM'd thanks :)
[admin]#10
I got an invite from birdyboyuk the other day and have played around a bit. It's a bit sparse right now but the implementation is fantastic and as they have just signed a deal with Viacom I think it's going to flesh out nicely.
#11
The Ministry of Sound Channels and The soccer channel are good. It's got potential and like you say they seem to be singing up some big boys to provide content.
#12
Admin
I got an invite from birdyboyuk the other day and have played around a bit. It's a bit sparse right now but the implementation is fantastic and as they have just signed a deal with Viacom I think it's going to flesh out nicely.

He said my name! :w00t: :lol:

What do you guys think of Joost? I haven't really watched it. Fifth Gear seems ok, Not as good as Top Gear tho!:thumbsup:
#13
Got to be honest, I think joost is crap!

Its got potential but at the moment its naff, I've seen better video quality on youtube!
#14
Iom-RF
Got to be honest, I think joost is crap!

Its got potential but at the moment its naff, I've seen better video quality on youtube!


Then you must either have a poor spec PC or dog slow Broadband :roll:

It's not HD quality, but for what is essentially "live" streaming video it's damn good, at least on my machine.

Tried it on work PC and it was absolute pants however. Thats a typical Business spec with integrated graphics, 512mb RAM on a 1mb connection
#15
Are you supposed to have a TV license if you watch it?
#16
Good question
#17
Cause I don't.... Well, you aren't actually receiving a signal, and that's what TV licenses are all about... no?
#18
Thanks......for the invite. But I can go through the channels........but nothing comes up it just says 1 minute....
#19
emmajk42
Cause I don't.... Well, you aren't actually receiving a signal, and that's what TV licenses are all about... no?

Sorry for the long post but it looks like you don't (See below) as the content on Joost is not being Broadcast at all in the UK...
Television license loophole for broadband television

The emergence of internet protocol television delivered over broadband data networks poses an interesting question about the need for a television licence.

The television licence in the UK is now collected under the provisions of the Communications Act 2003, which replaces the old Wireless Telegraphy Act of 1949.

The Communications Act 2003 makes it a criminal offence to install or use a television receiver for the purpose of receiving any television programme service without a valid TV licence.

A television programme service is defined as a television broadcasting service, a television licensable content service, a digital television programme service, or a restricted television service.

According to the TV Licensing Authority, which is charged with collecting the licence, a television receiver includes a television set, a video cassette recorder, a set-top box, a TV-enabled personal computer or other equipment designed or modified to enable it to receive television programmes.

Specifically, the Communications (Television Licensing) Regulations 2004 define a television receiver as “any apparatus installed or used for the purpose of receiving (whether by means of wireless telegraphy or otherwise) any television programme service, whether or not it is installed or used for any other purpose”.

The regulations also state that “any reference to receiving a television programme service includes a reference to receiving by any means any programme included in that service, where that programme is received at the same time (or virtually the same time) as it is received by members of the public by virtue of its being broadcast or distributed as part of that service.”

While this may seem all-inclusive, in the world of internet protocol television or IPTV, where audio and video are transmitted over a data network to a remote decoder, the interpretation of receiving may possibly be open to interpretation or challenge.

Communications regulator Ofcom has been quoted as saying that there is a grey area as to whether a licence is required for watching television on the internet. A spokesman told informitv that it was “not an Ofcom issue” and referred the matter to the TV Licensing organisation.

TV Licensing, which is the agent for the BBC as the licensing authority, says it is responsible for interpreting the legislation and for determining licensing requirements in specific circumstances, although ultimately that is a matter for the courts and the government.

A TV Licensing representative told informitv: “If you choose to view live programmes on a PC (i.e. the PC receives the television programme over the internet through streamed data, online, live and fed in real time), in essence you are watching the programme at the same time as it is being broadcast throughout the U.K., then you are required to be covered by a valid TV licence.”

TV Licensing remains adamant that there is no “legal loophole” or “grey area” and that their position is “unambiguous”, although they are unable to confirm whether anyone has ever been successfully prosecuted, saying “We do not collate information on whether prosecutions were due to illegal viewing of television programme services on a PC”.

A representative of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport said that it was “monitoring the situation”.

The government is due to publish its Green Paper on the renewal of the BBC Charter. The television licence may be assured in the short term, but is in danger of appearing to be something of an anachronism in the new world of video services delivered digitally, whether by means of “wireless telegraphy” or otherwise.


Source : http://informitv.com/articles/2005/02/28/televisionlicenceloophole/

Seems a bit old but couldn't find anything newer!

Edit: found a bit more which also indicates no :)

» Do I need a licence to watch TV over the internet?
Yes - or at least TV licensing says you do. If you receive programme services live via the internet (e.g. BBC Online), then a TV licence is required. However, this is not the case if you use the internet to browse archived programme services websites.
#20
I would of thought that, but look here and it says different. I never had a TV license when I was in NI the guardroom used to warn when the detector man was due as he'd need to tell of his arrival in advance.
#21
Is ur Joost TV working? :oops:
#22
SkippyDoo
Thanks......for the invite. But I can go through the channels........but nothing comes up it just says 1 minute....


What kind of speed is your broadband? It does that on my PC in work (as mentioned earlier in thread - crap spec and slow BBand)? Never had a problem at home (might have something to do with my 24mb Broadband :-D )
#23
Mines working fine. Firewall perhaps?
#24
You get 24Meg Broadband? I know some companies provide this but I would be stunned if you got anything over 18
#25
Paddy_o_furniture
I would of thought that, but look here and it says different. I never had a TV license when I was in NI the guardroom used to warn when the detector man was due as he'd need to tell of his arrival in advance.



Within that very document is this
The BBC's live streaming of games could be a trigger for prosecutions. "We make no distinction between those watching TV via PC-TV, broadband or any other way," said the spokeswoman. "If you are watching TV at the same time as it is being broadcast in the UK you need to be covered by a valid licence."


So again, I would still say you don't need one, Joost does NOT provide anything that is streamed LIVE whilst going out on air anywhere else in the UK, or anywhere at all for that matter!

Think of it as though your watching a DVD. You don't need a license to watch a DVD, this is the same, it's none live content.
[admin]#26
Yeah I think you need some big pipes. I have 10mb so it runs fine although when running on a big screen the interface slows down (not the video).

Haven't watched them all but can say the Bite TV channel is absolute pants!
#27
Paddy_o_furniture
You get 24Meg Broadband? I know some companies provide this but I would be stunned if you got anything over 18



It's "Upto", currently running at 14mb, can get it to 18 but it's crap then constanlt falling over. A fair number of people with my ISP do get just a shade under 24, I think one or two get 24 on the button, but the trade off is living right next door or over the road from an ugly BT exchange :whistling:
[admin]#28

Originally Posted by Paddy_o_furniture
I would of thought that, but look here and it says different. I never had a TV license when I was in NI the guardroom used to warn when the detector man was due as he'd need to tell of his arrival in advance.

Unless they have proof or reasonable grounds that you own a TV, TV Licensing has no power to inspect your premises. I refuse to operate on a prove to us you don't have one type enforcement and thus have been through this to the bitter end. When they came to the door finally I said no I will not let you inspect the premises thank you very much and they left and didn't bug me again. Asking me to provide evidence of not having a TV is insanity.
#29
I guessed you must of lived close to the exchange, we tested some lines within the exchange and could not get 24meg
#30
Paddy_o_furniture
I guessed you must of lived close to the exchange, we tested some lines within the exchange and could not get 24meg



I can't remember if it's the Official or Unofficial forum for my ISP (Bethere.co.uk) that people have posted up the results of their speed test's. These are just links to the speed test site, not screen grabs that can be filled with :whistling: so proving that they are getting the speeds they say, I've seen at least one at 24mb and dozens at 18mb.

All of course completely useless in the UK with all the stoopid "Fair Useage Policies" that the ISP's hide behind instead of being upfront with a capped limit.

With the growth of TV by Broadband, something will have to give with the attitude from the ISP's about bandwidth as it'll be getting eaten up with these services.

On that point, it's probably a good idea to advise people asking for Joost invites that if they have a low capped Broadband service then give this a miss! Your bringing down a good amount of download per hour (I think it's around 400mb but can't be certain - they do warn you on sign up)
#31
You have a PM :thumbsup:
#32
I can't get it working... i select a program on a chanell, and it just sits there with the black page, the title in the middle...

actually I just got "This program is unavailable right now, sorry about that..."

Is it a prob on my end or theirs?
#33
Mines working fine
#34
I've also got unlimited joost invites, so if anyone wants one PM me your name/surname/email add.
#35
Unlimited Joost invites available through me too. Full name & email address required,

Steve

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