While there's a lot of legal problems with P2P content, wouldn't it be sweet to stream P2P to your HDTV? Well it might be possible soon with a streaming technology developed by Vatata. According to TVSnob:
Vatata, a Chinese P2P solutions provider, has developed a set-top box solution that brings streaming peer-to-peer video content straight to your HDTV. Right now set-top boxes featuring Vatata's Vakaka P2P streaming platform are headed for China where three providers have licensed the product for use including TV maker Skyworth and set-top box maker Himedia. Not only does the platform allow access to the Vakaka network, but also public P2P networks and protocols such as Gnutella and BitTorrent.
Vatata says that the product is legal but that is would be up to the licensing companies to control content. That statement alones makes it hard to believe that any U.S. companies want to test the legal waters with on their own device. Still, a device with the technology should be in China soon and we sure would like to see it arrive in the U.S. We'll keep you posted if anymore details come in.
William Hungerford at Permalink
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