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Saturday, March 13, 2010

P2P - future of public service broadcasters?

The degree of streaming or P2P for distribution of video programming has been the subject of several interesting new articles: The Economist on NRK (mildly ignorant about the Great Norwegian train journey!) and the BBC, Microsoft on its UK video service (notably started by Ashley Highfield ex-BBC), and some old friends from Kendra still very active in the uber-mega-consortium P2P-Next for the European Commission.
Its all down to bandwidth and IPR of course - as Joost found out and as Time Warner did in their video P2P delivery system. I will post more on this after looking at Essex's astonishingly groovy 'Beyond High Definition' Media Lab next week.

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