Pushing VOD to the Edge

Spangler, Todd
November 2009
Multichannel News;11/16/2009, Vol. 30 Issue 43, p24
The article reports on the initiatives of U.S.-based Comcast Corp. and other cable operators to implement content-distribution network architectures. The Project Infinity intends to increase the amount of video on demand (VOD) to deliver 100,000 or more choices. It claims that the Content Delivery System (CDN) of Cisco Systems Inc. could pre-provision content with the use of an algorithm.


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