Joost is coming to China, partnered with Tom.com, a popular Chinese portal which is also running a Tom version of Skype. A friend said the Chinese version Joost was planned to be launched around Chinese new year (7th February) of 2008. I guess more Chinese channels will be added into Tom-Joost and the service will be free, i.e. revenue will rely on the video Ads.

Vakaka, reported the Chinese Joost is a Beijing-based startup providing free video on demand (VOD) and live streaming via P2P technology. Vakaka has been running nearly 6 months. Even though Chinese P2P video space is very crowded, the major players include PPLive, PPStream, UUSee and many others, Vakaka seems to find its place to drive itself forward.

Vakaka X-TV has a Joost-like UI, including channels, widget zone, playing control panel and setting panel. Unlike Joost or Babelgum, Vakaka supports both VOD and live streaming. The video offered on Vakaka are from its content partners and all copyrighted.

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