How do you put a TV station on the Mbone?

Jay Ashworth jra at
Wed May 4 16:04:03 UTC 2011

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jeffrey S. Young" <young at>

> I think it's elegant, in think Deering did an incredible job to
> create it and some many years ago I played a role to bring
> multicast to the Internet at large. I believed that multicast
> would play a huge role in the delivery of content, then.
> Trouble was that the way that people want to consume
> video means most of it is time-shifted. Folks in charge of
> networks didn't understand the technology and marketing
> people thought turning on multicast meant giving something
> away. I finally settled on the notion that multicast is a tool
> for service providers/enterprises to use but that it wouldn't
> ever be as pervasive as I'd hoped.

I think that George's POV -- which is also mine -- is that as the world
shifts, the percentage of video distribution which is amenable to multicast,
and not well served by unicast, is likely to grow, and it would be a Good
Idea to be ready for that situation already when it arrives.

-- jra

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