p2pnet.net news:- Kazaa creators Niklas Zennstrom and Janis Friis are happy men. Their Joost TV application, running under beta since December last year, is now officially online.
Zennstromn and Friss say Joost is free. But there is, of course, a price. As The Inquirer sums it up, Joost videos are, “interrupted by different ads from 32 companies (Coca-Cola, Nike, HP, La Intella and so on), and you can expect this list to expand.”
Tribler, in contrast, is an independent ad-free way to distribute live and recorded video content.
“Just sit back and relax while Tribler scans The Internet and automatically finds .torrent files,” Johan Pouwelse said when Tribler 3.6.0 was released. “No need to visit the various .torrent websites.”
And we’ve just heard from Pouwelse that the Tribler team is organizing an IP and proadcasting seminar in Geneva, slated for today and tomorrow.
“So why is Tribler shown in Geneva to a group of TV bosses?” – wonders Torrentfreak. Well, the big public TV broadcasters in the EU are currently defining a standard for P2P. They decided that this standard needs to be Open Source and preferably created by non-profit guys like universities. Nothing beats free technology, right?”
Right. So, “In Geneva, the TV bosses want to hear about Tribler because it works a bit different then the other P2P systems out there. It has a recommendation system for downloads, based on what you downloaded before. It now has very basic support for adding friends. Tribler may look bad, but it proposed standards which removes large .torrent files, fixes trackers/DHTs and it no longer requires websites for hunting down .torrent files, which is an interesting development (but opens up possibilities for spammers).”
It’s aimed at anyone who’s interested in innovative p2p technology combined with online TV broadcast possibilities, in particular, companies such as local and national broadcasters, operators of video sharing platforms, IPTV providers, and the home entertainment industry.
Tribler’s potential as a P2P-TV application will be highlighted with companies already using p2p and Tribler outlining their experiences.
Sites such as YouTube and uitzendinggemist.nl are popular, but they use large and expensive servers for video distribution, observe the organisers, pointing out p2p technology can change this, “by letting users help in distributing videos to large numbers of other users at low cost,” somethign of interest not only to large content providers, but also amateurs and small content-creating businesses.
P2p-TV makes a virtually unlimited amount of content and complete freedom of choice available and where ordinary cable TV currently offers a mere 30 channels, Net TV could put the number available in the hundreds or thousands.
Combined with content offered by semi-professionals and home users, the phrase, “there’s nothing on the tell tonight,” will become history, say the Tibler folks.
Click here for more on Tribler and for downloads. .
Program (tentative) Ã¶
13:30 Tribler and Television
Tribler intro and 4.0 demo Tribler: Television for 2012 ?
George Wright, BBC
Mark Stuart, Pioneer
Mark Guelbahar, IRT; ARD/ZDF P2P, as seen from the european public broadcasters
15:10 Cofee break; break
15:30 Tribler in use Egon Verharen; Publieke Omroep Collaboration between Dutch Public Broadcasters and Tribler
Sietse; Eurovision The value of P2P and online community building for events
Nils; Ilse Media Media 2.0
Oliver Hack; BM8 – Markenfilm group Viral Marketing and P2P
10 minute demo; Commodore
17:00 Drinks and informal questions
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Torrentfreak – TV Broadcasters Experimenting with BitTorrent, May 1, 2007
The Inquirer – Joost joins a TV revolution , May 1, 2007
Tribler 3.6.0 – Tribler 3.6.0: 4th gen file sharing, March 23, 2007
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