Next generation peer-to-peer content delivery platform

Next generation peer-to-peer content delivery platform

Weak Signal's progress: fully-fledged

This Weak Signal came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Weak Signal: 
Theme 3 - ICT - Information & communication technologies

The sub-theme that best relates to this Weak Signal: 
Pervasive and trusted network and service infrastructure

When did the Weak Signal manifest ? 
2005-now

Weak Signal's description 
P2P-Next develops an open source, efficient, trusted, personalized, user-centric, and participatory television and media delivery system with social and collaborative connotation using the emerging Peer-to-Peer (P2P) paradigm, which takes into account the existing EU legal framework. The current infrastructure of the Internet is not suited to simultaneous transmission of live events to millions of people (i.e. broadcasting). The TV set no longer has the monopoly of delivery of audiovisual content; the PC and mobile devices are also becoming increasingly important. In such heterogeneous and demanding environments, P2P-based technology is considered an essential ingredient for future efficient and low-cost delivery of professional and user created content. This development will have important consequences for the existing business models and institutions, as well as for content production, content distribution, and end user experience.