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RE: Triple Play [was: CAUTION: Potentially Dumb Question...]
From: "Bora Akyol" <bora () broadcom com>
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2006 10:13:34 -0800


I think the main challenge in making this type of media distribution a
reality
is not the technology, we mostly know how to make it work.

The real challenge is the content owners' willingness to make the
content
available while preserving their IP rights.
 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nanog () merit edu [mailto:owner-nanog () merit edu] On 
Behalf Of Christian Kuhtz
Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 7:46 AM
To: Sean Donelan
Cc: nanog () merit edu
Subject: Re: Triple Play [was: CAUTION: Potentially Dumb Question...]



On Feb 7, 2006, at 10:27 AM, Sean Donelan wrote:

On Mon, 6 Feb 2006, Christian Kuhtz wrote:
If you're near real time, you have lots of options actually. And I 
would contend that p2p can be efficient for broadcast distribution 
actually.  There already are several startups doing 
exactly that for 
large scalability.

Yep.  Lots of startups have lots of ideas.  If you are selling 
hammers, you can use the same hammer for lots of projects.  But I'm 
not a true believer in the hammer religion.

Argh.  What I'm saying is that this is being worked on.  And 
I know from the research perspective in a previous life that 
it can be made work.  The fact that startups are working on 
commercializing wasn't supposed to suggest viability (it 
never does), but that products are on the way to market.  I 
have my confirmation of viability of the concept from a 
different background altogether and I don't subscribe to 
startup=viability for anything.





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