Multicast based streaming of multimedia content scales well and enable very high quality content to be distributed to a large number of users. UNINETT is currently offering a multicast based TV service where users are required to install setup-boxes with their TVs or plugins (vlc) in their web browsers to enable viewing.
This project looks into potenital improvements with respect to
– Alternativ plugins or plugin-free access for browsers
– Improved access via wifi
– Improved monitoring
– IPv6 and SSM