I see streaming media as the building blocks … whether it's to deliver content to a cell phone wirelessly or to a set top box via IPTV.
—Dan Rayburn, The Business of Streaming Media
Throughout this book we have discussed the deployment of IPTV and explored various technical and business implications of broadband video in general. In this chapter, we'll review the ways that people are streaming video over the Web, including basic concepts and technology building blocks. We'll look at various forms of streaming, download and play as they relate to video portals, Webcasting, podcasting and video-blogging. We'll also take a look at the production workflow process running from capture to playout.
As the state of the ...