On Mon, 10 Sep 2007, Thomas Bridge wrote:
> Then the telcos will use their own infrastructure right up to the
> exchange - which makes the earlier conversations about wholesale DSL
> irrelevant to the point.
Since when do the telcos provide content?
Why are you assuming the STBs will be provided and controlled by the
(I know the likes of Magnet are trying to turn themselves into
cable-like companies, via FTH).
> watch it, unlikely, or more to the point, to show live feeds such
> as sporting events, its far more likely they'll go down the
> multicast path.
Multicast just doesn't work outside of highly-controlled paths.
There's *NO WAY* for the likes of Hollywood, smaller TV companies
(e.g. ITV, C4), etc.. to get multicast to end-users.
Further, multicast essentially does not apply to on-demand viewing
(Youtube and the online efforts of ITV, C4, BBC, etc..).
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