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Re: Network end users to pull down 2 gigabytes a day, continuously?
- From: Marshall Eubanks
- Date: Fri Jan 12 19:47:13 2007
On Jan 12, 2007, at 10:05 AM, Frank Bulk wrote:
If we're becoming a VOD world, does multicast play any practical
Not to end users.
I think multicast is used a fair amount for precaching; presumably
that would increase in this scenario.
P.S. Of course, I do not agree we are moving to a pure VOD world. I
agree with Michal Krsek in this regard.
From: owner-nanog@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-nanog@xxxxxxxxx] On
Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 2:28 AM
To: Marshall Eubanks
Subject: Re: Network end users to pull down 2 gigabytes a day,
- the largest channel has 1.8% of the audience
- 50% of the audience is in the largest 2700 channels
- the least watched channel has ~ 10 simultaneous viewers
- the multicast bandwidth usage would be 3% of the unicast.
I'm a bit skeptic for future of channels. For making money from the
tail, you have to have to adapt your distribution to user's needs.
It is not
only format, codec ... but also time frame. You can organise your
in channels, but they will not run simultaneously for all the
users. I want
to control my TV, I don't want to my TV jockey my life.
For the distribution, you as content owner have to help the ISP
right way to distribute your content. In example: having
in Tier1 ISP network will make money from Tier2 ISP connected
Tier1. Probably, having CDN (your own or pay for service) will be
one way for large scale non synchronous programing.