Network end users to pull down 2 gigabytes a day, continuously?
bora at broadcom.com
Wed Jan 10 00:57:34 UTC 2007
An additional point to consider is that it takes a lot of effort and
$$$$ to get a channel allocated to your content in a cable network.
This is much easier when TV is being distributed over the Internet.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nanog at merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog at merit.edu] On
> Behalf Of Simon Lockhart
> Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2007 2:42 PM
> To: Michael.Dillon at btradianz.com
> Cc: nanog at merit.edu
> Subject: Re: Network end users to pull down 2 gigabytes a
> day, continuously?
> On Tue Jan 09, 2007 at 07:52:02AM +0000,
> Michael.Dillon at btradianz.com wrote:
> > Given that the broadcast model for streaming content
> > is so successful, why would you want to use the
> > Internet for it? What is the benefit?
> How many channels can you get on your (terrestrial) broadcast
> If you want more, your choices are satellite or cable. To get
> cable, you
> need to be in a cable area. To get satellite, you need to
> stick a dish on
> the side of your house, which you may not want to do, or may
> not be allowed
> to do.
> With IPTV, you just need a phoneline (and be close enough to
> the exchange/CO
> to get decent xDSL rate). In the UK, I'm already delivering
> 40+ channels over
> IPTV (over inter-provider multicast, to any UK ISP that wants it).
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