Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Recently, the content distribution network industry has become exposed to significant changes. The advent of cheaper and more powerful mobile devices having the ability to play, create, and transmit video content and which maximize a number of multimedia content distributions on various mobile networks will place unprecedented demands on networks for high capacity, low-latency, and low-loss communications paths. The reduction of cost of digital video cameras along with development of user-generated video sites (e.g., iTunes, Google Video and YouTube) has stimulated the new user-generated content sector. Growing premium content coupled with advanced video technologies, such as the Internet TV, will replace in the near future conventional technologies (e.g., cable or satellite TV).