A free online service has been launched allowing public broadcasters, independent producers and ordinary computer users to distribute TV content over a peer-to-peer network.
The Open Media Network has been created by Netscape browser pioneers Marc Andreessen and Mike Homer. They say the network will help lower bandwidth costs of those sharing content and will create a directory of programmes for users to search.
It will also feature a payment system to allow publishers to charge for their content.
US public television stations WGBH of Boston, KQED of San Francisco and KWSU of Washington State have begun to offer programmes for the network.
Lovelacemedia | 28.04.2005