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RE: How do you put a TV station on the Mbone? (was: Royal Wedding...)
From: George Bonser <gbonser () seven com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 14:16:51 -0700
You've conflated my two points. That would tell the *carriers* who's
what, but they probably don't care. I was talking about *the
knowing (think DRM and "3096 viewers online").
It would be done the same way it is done currently with cable TV. Who tells CBS how many people are watching? The
cable provider knows (or has the capability of knowing with modern digital cable) exactly what channel each cable box
is watching at any time.
How does a provider of broadcast television know who is watching? They don't, unless the subscriber has a ratings
service device at their prem.
But if "broadcast" events over the internet are treated the same as "broadcast" events over RF, who cares?
RE: How do you put a TV station on the Mbone? (was: Royal Wedding...) George Bonser (Apr 29)