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Re: death of the net predicted by deloitte -- film at 11
> I never quite understood why layered multicast never took off which would > solved the problems you state above. There have been so many research > papers on the subject from the late 90s that I would have thought that by > now IPmc would be the silver bullet for video distribution. as i said earlier, for intranet use, ip multicast is all the rage for video content. i'm fairly sure it was in use at my hotel in cairo last week, and i know it's been deployed in a number of "digital television" networks in asia. it's internet multicast (idmr) that never happened, and as far as i can tell, that's because there's no billing or business model for it.