View Full Version : BBC iPlayer uses 7 petabytes a month!
09-05-2009, 11:39 AM
I'm certain TVCatchup doesn't get anywhere close to this....
7 Petabytes! That's enormous!
09-05-2009, 12:51 PM
I don't think TVC can be close to that because iPlayer has so much more advertising but TVC isn't far off catching then up.
09-05-2009, 06:36 PM
BBC iPlayer uses 7 petabytes a month!Yeh, Its me Sorry about that. I do watch too much tv.
don't think TVC can be close to that because iPlayer
BBC iPlayer has high usage, due to brand name, reliability and advertiseing.
Does it say if the 7 petabytes includes virgin media, BT Vision (BBC Replay), iphone/ipod touch, nikia/symbian phones, wii, ps3 and BBC News Online? ... We currently only have two main distribution platforms browser/application.
Note On 26 September 2008 it was revealed that one third of all iPlayer programme views were accessed through Virgin Media.
Sanjiv, I have no idea about the bandwith used here. Id imagine it is a lot concidering each programme on BBC iplayer is 30mins long (useualy), where here at TVCatchup I can watch Emerdale, Eastenders and Corination Street thats 90minutes in one streaming session or even watch Dave for endless hours of Red Dwarf.
Also BBC uses Kontiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kontiki) (or did) So is the formentioned 7 petabytes from BBC's users or BBC's servers?
(Kontiki is a Peer-to-Peer (p2p) service, TVC is a server-to-peer service.)
I think im trying to say, drawing a comparison in bandwith would be difficult.
09-05-2009, 10:24 PM
BBC is no longer P2P. I have put about advertising in my previous post mate which implies brand. Not saying anything bad about TVC mate. :)
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