[opendtv] Re: Punching Above Its Weight, Upstart Netflix Pokes at HBO - NYTimes.com

  • From: "Jim Cole" <colejd@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2014 12:26:14 -0500

>>> Yes, Craig, that's exactly what I said. And they most likely have the
bandwidth, because they already have their VOD service from servers within
their network.

>See the response to John's message and articles I posted therein. The need
to move VOD to the IP side of the business because they do not have the
bandwidth on the live video side, and they have enhanced capabilities when
they move to IP. But remember, this stuff is still INSIDE their walled

The need to move VOD to IP was to efficiently truck the assets from the
central VOD farms on their internet network. Capacity on the RF side had
nothing to do with it. The video asset it trucked from the VOD farm (where
the assets are stored) to the pumps sites, then to the QAM modulators. At
the QAM mod, the IP is stripped from the MPEG and looks like another video
QAM carrier. The only "VOD" content that is IP to the STB is anything under
the StreamPix menu. 

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