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

Andy Davidson andy at nosignal.org
Mon Jan 15 13:13:11 UTC 2007


On 12 Jan 2007, at 15:26, Gian Constantine wrote:

> I am pretty sure we are not becoming a VoD world. Linear  
> programming is much better for advertisers. I do not think content  
> providers, nor consumers, would prefer a VoD only service. A  
> handful of consumers would love it, but many would not.

There are already cheap and efficient ways of doing VoD-like services  
with a PVR - I timeshift almost everything that I want to watch  
because it's on at inconvenient times.  So shows get spooled to disk  
whilst they're broadcasted efficiently, and I can watch them later.

Any sort of Broadcast-Video-over-IP system that employed that  
technology would be a winner.  You don't need to 'broadcast' the show  
in real time either if it's going to be spooled to disk, even as it  
is viewed.

-a




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