How do you put a TV station on the Mbone?

Charles Morris cmorris at
Fri May 6 13:34:34 UTC 2011

On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 12:26 PM, Tim Franklin <tim at> wrote:
>> 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.
> Really?  If anything, I'd say quite the opposite.  Watching media in the time-slot that someone else has decided on is *so* 20th-century - I can't remember the last time I sat down to actively watch a programme in its original transmission slot.  (As opposed to having the TV on as background, e.g. 15 minutes of breakfast news in the morning).  I guess multicast to a recording application (or appliance) might work - but essentially my requirement is strongly skewed towards video-on-demand.
> I have absolutely zero interest in sport of any kind though - I'm given to understand there's quite a high demand for live viewing of that.
> Regards,
> Tim.

Content can still be multicasted to the edge caching servers, for
near-real-time updates,
that you then may visit/view on-demand with your favorite unicast client


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