NextShareTV Demonstrated at NEM Summit 2011
P2P-Next Project brings social TV to Internet-HD quality end-to-end streaming distribution at NEM Summit 2011
Turin, 28 September 2011 - P2P-Next, a pan-European conglomerate of 20 industrial partners, media content providers and research institutions, is releasing its latest version of NextShare, an Open Source P2P (Peer-to-Peer) video delivery platform today at NEM Summit 2011. NextShareTV is a STB (Set-Top-Box) implementation of the NextShare content delivery platform running on a low-cost embedded hardware.
The P2P-Next research project has successfully released and tested the latest version of their P2P live streaming technology. This new technology allows everyone to broadcast a live stream, such as a webcam feed or TV channel, to millions of Internet users. Key is the bandwidth efficiency of this technology, by expanding the proven BitTorrent protocol you can stream to thousands of people using roughly the same amount of bandwidth as for a single user. Latest features include social sharing of the viewing experience with twitter feeds, ratings and recommendations.
NextShareTV is demonstrated at the NEM Summit 2011 exhibition on booth 33.
The project has an open approach towards sharing results. All core software technology is available as open source, enabling new business models. P2P-Next will also address a number of outstanding challenges related to content delivery over the internet, including technical, legal, regulatory, security, business and commercial issues. All material is available at www.p2pnext.eu. The P2P-Next project has received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement no 216217.