Subject: General Tech | June 28, 2013 - 02:39 PM | Tim Verry
Tagged: video streaming, tv, midwest, media streaming, Lawsuit, Internet, aereo
Aereo, the popular streaming service that delivers broadcast television channels via the Internet, has announced its plans to expand into the Midwest US despite the numerous lawsuits facing its future from big broadcast companies trying to shut it down. Fortunately, Aereo is forging ahead and will be coming to several counties within Illinois and Indiana later this year.
When it expands into this new region, it will pick up several local channels and make them (along with a bit of DVR space) available to subscribers over an internet connection to computers and mobile devices. Channels will include ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, and FOX.
On September 13, Aereo will be available to residents of the following Illinois counties:
- La Salle
Additionally, the service will be available to these counties in Indiana:
- La Porte
Conveniently (though mere coincidence), I recently moved from the middle of the state to one of the upcoming counties, and I’m looking forward to finally be able to test the service out.
Have you tried Aereo yet? Is it helping with your cord cutting endeavors or merely a supplement to an existing cable subscription?
Subject: General Tech | April 11, 2012 - 02:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: toshiba, NPEngine, video streaming
The NPEngine from Toshiba has a big future for content providers who would be interested in streaming thousands of concurrent videos and save on space and power requirements. The quote from the article at The Register claims a 70% reduction in size and a 77% reduction in power consumption for a provider who could provide 100,000 separate streams. That savings demonstrates the benefit of purpose built hardware, what it lacks in versatility it more than makes up for in savings. The server version is due out this year, with the possibility of a single chip version for laptops and SFF machines which will take the CPU completely out of the picture when playing HD video.
"Toshiba's NPEngine hardware directly streams video from SSDs to IP networks without using host server CPU cycles or memory.
Tosh claims the dedicated hardware delivers up to 64,000 x 40Gbit/sec video streams – way more than the 20,000 or so an average 2U server is said to be able to stream. The Toshiba hardware, a server card, can replace at least two video-streaming servers and enable its host server to do other work."
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- Gadget Show Live 2012 Coverage @ Kitguru
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