The Skype founders are at it again. This time they are creating peer-to-peer software, dubbed the Venice Project, to stream TV shows over the Internet (see earlier post). Skype founder Janus Fris tells Om:
Like Skype, The Venice Project is simple - you download and you get free television. . . . we are inviting more people to our beta program. It is near television quality, and it needs about one megabit per second. We are building an ad-based system, and it is close to the television model. We will do revenue share with the content providers. With our system, people can be targeted with the right kind of ads. We are respecting the copyrights.
TVoIP is an interesting idea as a channel for communication.