Netflix Is Eating Up More Of North America's Bandwidth Than Any Other Company

Cameron Byrne cb.list6 at gmail.com
Wed May 18 15:13:59 CDT 2011


On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 1:02 PM, Christopher Morrow
<morrowc.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 3:56 PM, Landon Stewart <lstewart at superb.net> wrote:
>> There was a lengthy discussion about that on NANOG a week or so ago.  I
>> don't claim to understand all facets of multicast but it could be a sort of
>> way to operate "tv station" type scheduled programming for streaming media.
>> There's no way to pause, rewind or otherwise seek multicasted media though.
>> It would be going backwards in terms of what consumers want these days.
>>
>
> why not permit your users to subscribe to shows/instances, stream them
> on-demand for viewing later... and leave truly live content
> (news/sports/etc) as is, with only the ability to pause/rewind?
>
> how is this different from broadcast tv today though?
>

It's not.  These people need a pair of rabbit ears and a DVR.

CB




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