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Scalable Peer-to-Peer Streaming for Live Entertainment Content

Mykoniati, E; Landa, R; Spirou, S; Clegg, RG; Latif, L; Griffin, D; Rio, M; (2008) Scalable Peer-to-Peer Streaming for Live Entertainment Content. IEEE COMMUN MAG , 46 (12) 40 - 46. Green open access

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We present a system for streaming live entertainment content over the Internet originating from a single source to a scalable number of consumers without resorting to centralized or provider-provisioned resources. The system creates a peer-to-peer overlay network, which attempts to optimize use of existing capacity to ensure quality of service, delivering low startup delay and lag in playout of the live content. There are three main aspects of our solution: first, a swarming mechanism that constructs an overlay topology for minimizing propagation delays from the source to end consumers; second, a distributed overlay anycast system that uses a location-based search algorithm for peers to quickly find the closest peers in a given stream; and finally, a novel incentive mechanism that encourages peers to donate capacity even when the user is not actively consuming content.

Type: Article
Title: Scalable Peer-to-Peer Streaming for Live Entertainment Content
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
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UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Electronic and Electrical Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/14961
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