Skinkers Announces Live TV Broadcasting via P2P

Matt Keil


Category: Firewall

ALERT – Skinkers, a London-based company, is using Microsoft Research’s LiveStation (beta) and Silverlight technologies to stream live television content over a peer-to-peer(P2P) network, which means that users don’t experience the typical client-server architecture and bandwidth issues that impact traditional video streaming quality.

However, corporate administrators should understand that Skinkers can still consume large amounts of bandwidth similar to that of other video and P2P applications. Unlike other P2P video applications like Joost, BabelGum, and Veoh, Skinkers is providing live television content. Palo Alto Networks will continue to monitor the development of Skinkers and an App-ID for this application will be available soon.

Click here to view a video demonstration of the LiveStation technology.

Click here to view the Ars Technica article.

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