Creative Artists Agency To Scout Programs For Joost

Today, Joost announced that it had signed up Creative Artists Agency (CAA) to scout and secure new content for distribution on the online entertainment platform. This agreement shows the importance that online video distribution is going to play over the coming years for professionally produced content. CAA clearly represents some of the best music, movie, sports and media talent on its roster and potentially provides Joost with access to a vast amount of new content. I expect this deal will also enable some brand name stars to use the Joost platform to launch their own channel or online content offering. They should have more success via this route as opposed to another online video network as Joost will make sure the content is professionally produced and has nothing to lose by giving some stars a shot at creating their own programming.