Network end users to pull down 2 gigabytes a day, continuously?

Gian Constantine constantinegi at
Fri Jan 12 23:04:13 UTC 2007

I have spoken with a colleague in the industry regarding 4com.  
Apparently, they have been able to acquire some sort of pass-through  
licensing on much of the content, but I have not spoken directly with  
4com. I heard the same of Broadstream and SES Americom, but both  
proved to be more of an aid in acquisition, and not outright pass- 
through rights.

VoD is one of the main drivers, along with HD, but neither are a full- 
service alone. Consumers will demand linear programming. They have  
become accustomed to it. More importantly, the advertisers have  
become accustomed to it.

Gian Anthony Constantine
Senior Network Design Engineer
Earthlink, Inc.

On Jan 12, 2007, at 5:29 PM, Michael Painter wrote:

> ----- Original Message ----- From: Gian Constantine
> Sent: Friday, January 12, 2007 5:24 AM
> Subject: Re: Network end users to pull down 2 gigabytes a day,  
> continuously?
>>> Yes, the NCTC.
> I have spoken with two of the vendors you mentioned. Neither have  
> pass-through licensing rights. I still have to go directly to most  
> of the content providers to get the proper licensing rights.
> There are a few vendors out there who will help a company attain  
> these rights, but the solution is not turnkey on licensing. To be  
> clear, it is not turnkey for the major U.S. content providers.<<
> Back in the 'day', these folks were great to work with, but I have  
> no idea of how they would deal with "IPTV".
> Btw, I thought VoD was one of the main drivers of IPTV, at the  
> local level at least.
> --Michael

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