Video: Will P2P Become a Legitimate Means of Delivering Video?
Event: Streaming Media East 2008 Conference & Exhibition
Peer-to-peer (P2P) technology has become one of the hottest topics lately in the online video industry. Controversy now surrounds the role P2P will play especially in high-quality video delivery on the Net. Does P2P have a legitimate shot at becoming a mass-market distribution model or will networks block the traffic before it has the chance? If P2P really is cheaper and better, then why haven't content providers adopted it en masse? What's missing from P2P business models? Can P2P truly support live delivery, Flash-based videos, VOD security, broadcast audience scalability? These and many other questions will be addressed in this interactive session. Moderator: Marty Lafferty, CEO, DCIA; Presenters: Robert Levitan, CEO, Pando Networks; Patty Perkins, VP, Special Projects Manager, Wachovia Video Network, Wachovia Bank; Doug Pasko, PMTS, Network and Technology Group, Verizon; Barry Tishgart, VP, Internet Services, Comcast