25 years streaming

Watch this film on a large screen, with the sound really loud. Rock on.

An award-winning rockumentary by Alex Pitstra and Koen de Koning about the city of Groningen. With its rock music, creative and digital scenes. And some crazy kids with a wild idea.

Subtitles are available in English and Dutch, check the cc button in the player.

Award winning

Feb 2020: ‘Ready Set Rock ‘n Roll’ is awarded as Best Commissioned Film!


“What a great docu! Very well done and educational with a nice running gag. And very cool music! Deep bow.”

“Impressively well-made documentary. Inspirational, funny and feel-good.”

“Rock and roll and tech. Internet video is so common nowadays, nice to see that the seed for it was planted in the Netherlands. Great film!”

“I love the film, it just lasts 25 minutes but feels like hours of 1994, with even rare footage of Nirvana and Pearl Jam!”

Blog post: how the first live video stream was produced

It was a Friday night, November 4 1994. We moved our Mac computer to the Upstairs Bar, which has a small stage, typically used for local bands to play… read more!

Pictures of the premiere

On November 1 2019, the film premiere was in Simplon, Groningen, where it all started 25 years ago. See the photos of the premiere here.

Press release

Read the press release “Streaming is 25 years old” (Dutch) (English)

1994 music:

These 400 songs were popular in Simplon between 1991-1996:
Open the Spotify playlist.

A peak into the future of live streaming

We believe live streaming is going to be the next big thing for vloggers, marketers and brands. Read this blog post about why live streaming is so cool and important.

Jet-Stream celebrates 25 years streaming

To celebrate 25 years of live streaming, Jet-Stream introduces a completely redesigned streaming management platform, 100GB extra storage, the free privacy player, and the brand new Streaminar service: read more here.

Donate to the Beatrix Children’s Hospital

If you’re healthy, you can achieve anything. The Beatrix Children’s Hospital focuses not just on the health of sick children, they focus on the wellbeing of the child and their family too. We offer the film for free and only ask for a small favour in return: please donate to the Beatrix Children’s Hospital here.

Thanks to the crew

Alex Pitstra, Koen de Koning, Ismaël Lotz, Regina Broersma, Sandra Lok, Nick Stevens, Menno Knevel, Geert Gritter, Frans Tighelaar, Roeland Dijksterhuis, Chris van Wierst, Martin Lambeek, Rommy Brantsma, Jan Hindriks, Bert Donker, René Hostshuis, Jurian van der Leest, Rijan, Roelof, René, en Niels Lok, Nelle Noordhuis, Nyk de Vries, Kristina Altukhova, Christian Branbergen, Wouter Brem, Nathalie Beekman, Egbert en Geertje van der Blij, Thuur Caris, Tim Dicke, Hein Douglas, René Duursma, Fliere Hoog Stoevebelt, Claudia Joosten, Marij Kloosterhof, Doutzen Koopmans, Boelie en Els Lok, Lourens Popma, Wilma Postma, Rob Neefjes, Gert Plas, Maaike van der Post, Bram Roenhorst, Rob Tierolff, Erica Werkman, Peter Sikkema, Manno Bult, Roger Muskee, Boris Geheniau, Mark Vletter, Jeroen de Jong, Stef van der Ziel.

Special thanks to 2 Unlimited, Catweazle, Jammah Tammah, Junkie XL, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Schroumpf, Osdorp Posse, The Amp, Simplon, Vera, the Oosterpoort, Eurosonic Noorderslag, BelSimpel, Dataprovider, HackerOne, Jet-Stream, Spindle, Groninger Archieven, OOG TV, Gerad Harens and Rudo de Jong for making this magic happen.

Do you want to publish the film?

We hope that our film inspires people to pioneer more themselves, to develop themselves and to achieve beautiful things together with other people. Therefore we encourage you to publish it, screen it, and promote it. The film is non commercial and is available under a Creative Commons license. Read more here.