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Re: Multicast Traffic on Backbones
- From: BrandonButterworth
- Date: Sun Jun 10 16:50:03 2001
> HOWEVER, most of the 24x7 media sites (CNN, etc.) are doing on-demand
> video, rather than streaming a constant feed.
2) unicast doesn't scale to the sort of audiences of radio/tv
broadcasts and if you try it becomes financially unviable too
(even with people attempting to fake multicast, e.g. Akamai)
One way to manage both is to use the VCR model
> On the one
> hand, content providers aren't offering 24x7 multicast feeds because there
> isn't enough multicast access at the end-points.
We offer it regardless but there's not many can use it
> Apart from 24x7 broadcast there isn't an obvious killer app.
And there's reasonable argument over making the intenet = tv