Because of the globalization effect that the internet has brought in its wake what would be considered as content that would be exclusive to a particular country or culture is now also known and appreciated in other cultures and countries. For example, TV shows in the US that used to be aired outside the country are way behind the actual seasons being shown in the US. But with the internet and some creative application of peer to peer technology it looks like this situation will not last for long.Peer to Peer television seems to be the newest technological wave that has hit the netosphere. The application getting a lot of attention is called TVU player. This nifty little software lets consumer “broadcasters” pipe the channel that they are watching over the internet.
TVU is basically the latest application of peer to peer technology – a technology that first entered public consciousness through applications like Napster, Kazaa and BitTorrent. TVU appears to use a central server but it also relies on the clients that view a particular stream to redistribute it to other PCs as well.
With this new application it will now be possible for TV fans to watch the latest episodes of their favorite shows alongside US viewers. I certainly look forward to trying this new technology myself.
[tags]TVU player, internet, player, US, BitTorrent, Napster, Kazaa[/tags]