Here is something interesting and new from the guys who brought us Skype. They code named it the Venice Project. Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis’s new pet project is a service that offers films and TV programs for free. How that will go over with the TV and movie industry, we have yet to hear.
The two are not novices to file sharing. They were after all the minds behind Kazaa. The question of whether this new service will also allow copyrighted material to be transferred freely has come up. After all, the industry wants their work to be legally made available and downloaded by their viewers.
Word has it that this will be an ad supported service. Streaming is the way that viewers get to watch the content available on this service so nothing will be stored on the computers of those who access the service. That they hope will take care of the piracy concern.
The pair plans to unveil this new service at the Future of Television Forum in New York. The crowd there will be the first to experience their video website which offers downloads of films and television shows in high definition.
The video race is on and the fight against piracy is still being waged. With yet another player in the field, the consumers can only hope that reasonable prices and easy access together with great service will be the end result . That would definitely be something that everyone will look forward to.
[tags] video,streaming,download,legal,Kazaa,Skype,Niklas Zennstrom,Janus Friis [/tags]