Broadcast television in an IP world

Mike Hammett nanog at
Tue Nov 21 16:58:32 UTC 2017

of the TV they use... through you. That doesn't count OTA, cable, satellite, etc. 

It won't change significantly any time soon. I know things are changing, but it'll still take five or ten years for those changes to significantly change traffic patterns. 

Mike Hammett 
Intelligent Computing Solutions 


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From: "Baldur Norddahl" <baldur.norddahl at> 
To: nanog at 
Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 10:52:09 AM 
Subject: Re: Broadcast television in an IP world 

Den 21. nov. 2017 16.20 skrev "Mike Hammett" <nanog at>: 

Unicasting what everyone watches live on a random evening would use 
significantly more bandwidth than Game of Thrones or whatever OTT drop. 
Magnitudes more. It wouldn't even be in the same ballpark. 

I agree as of this moment however that will change. Also note that our 
customers do 100% of their TV as unicast OTT because that is the only thing 
we offer. This does not cause nearly as much problems as you would expect. 

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