North American Network Operators Group|
Date Prev | Date Next | Date Index | Thread Index | Author Index | Historical
Re: Network end users to pull down 2 gigabytes a day, continuously?
On Jan 9, 2007, at 1:51 AM, Bora Akyol wrote:
I would argue that other than sports (and some news) events, there is pretty much no content that needs to be real time.
I'm not sure I agree. I've noticed that almost any form of live TV, with the exception of news and sports programming, uses the benefit of real time transmission to allow audience interaction. For instance:
- Phone in discussion and quiz shows - Any show with voting - Video request shows
Not only does this type of programming require real-time distribution, as these shows are quite often cheaper to produce than pre-recorded entertainment or documentaries they tend to fill a large portion of the schedule. In some cases the show producers share revenue from the phone calls, too. That makes them more attractive to commissioning editors, I suspect.