After only allowing users in through an invite system since May, Joost is now freely available to the public. The peer-to-peer TV software developed by the founders of Skype has hit version 1.0 beta, and it can be grabbed in both Windows and Mac OS X flavors from the joost.com download page.
Since announcing their ambitions to do to TV what Skype did to conventional phones, the folks behind Joost have manage to sign on a wealth of big-name content providers. Those content providers include CBS, MTV, Sony, Turner Broadcasting System, Viacom, the Warner Music Group, and others. In total, Joost counts over 15,000 TV shows and over 250 channels.