Joost Mac Beta pulled days after release

Three days after Joost announced that Joost for Mac Intel is available in beta version, the company has announced that they have temporarily suspending the download of the Mac OS X client.

According to an entry on the company's blog, there is "a rather severe problem in the platform specific section of the code".

The company blames the fault on the "extent this is the inevitable result of being on the bleeding edge of a beta".

Joost has promised a new version for you later today. The Windows version is fine.

The Mac version looks very much like Joost for Windows, while behaving very much like a Mac application.

Joost is currently only available in private beta testing and offers "the best of TV and the best of the Internet by offering viewers a unique, TV-like experience enhanced with the choice, control and flexibility of Web 2.0".

Co-founded by Skype and Kazaa founders, Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis, Joost distributes TV shows and other forms of video over the web using peer-to-peer technology.