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Open Source P2P Streaming Getting Ready to Disrupt CDN Models

Jul 25, 2008, 14:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Janko Roettgers)

"Still, one has to wonder why broadcasters like the BBC would even need to buy services from Kontiki if a reliable, open source P2P solution existed. The same is obviously true for BitTorrent Inc’s DNA streaming solution and many other P2P streaming providers. BitTorrent Inc’s video streaming is based on a proprietary enhancement of the open source BitTorrent protocol, a strategy echoed by other P2P streaming solutions like the one from Mediamelon. So why not just use open source and get rid of those licensing costs?"

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