Thursday, June 19, 2008

A rapid acceleration in demand for video over braodband, and now HTTP streaming traffic is superseding P2P video

The results of a new survey which has been conducted by the Ericsson company to look into the usage of on-demand TV and Internet video by adults within the U.K. has just been released
The results showed that 57% of UK residents watch around 10 hours of either on-demand TV or pre-recorded TV.
The research found that service providers have noted a rapid acceleration in demand for video over braodband, and now HTTP streaming traffic is superseding P2P video content downloads.

The vision of Michael Iron, Streamsoft founder is to upgrade the experience of watching and broadcasting P2P video with Streamsoft player.

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tags: Streamsoft, Michael Iron, p2p, video, Eriksson

Big Growth for the Internet Ahead, Cisco Says

Cisco Systems, the San Jose, Calif.-based company that makes a living selling plumbing for the Internet (amongst other things), has come out with a prediction: Traffic on the world’s networks will increase (annually) 46 percent from 2007 to 2012, nearly doubling every two years. As a result, there will be an annual bandwidth demand of approximately 522 exabytes2, or more than half a zettabyte.
In 2012, Internet video traffic alone will be 400 times the traffic carried by the U.S. Internet backbone in 2000. Representative of this trend, Internet video has jumped to 22 percent of the global consumer Internet traffic in 2007 from 12 percent in 2006. Video-on-demand, IPTV, peer-to-peer (P2P) video, and Internet video are forecast to account for nearly 90 percent of all consumer IP traffic in 2012. The vision of Michael Iron, the founder of Streamsoft is to become one of the leaders of the P2P video.
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Sunday, June 15, 2008

How To Promote Your TV Show on P2P Networks

Janko Roettgers from wrote an interesting article about how To Promote Your TV Show on P2P Networks. Some of his recommendations are: Utilize file-sharing blogs, and go with the big guys (Pirate Bay, Isohunt and Mininova). The vision of Michael Iron, the founder of Streamsoft, is to make the Streamsoft player the new big guy in the p2p video Scene. Read Janko Roettgers article:

Spike's new move with Limewire

Here, at Streamsoft, we always like to hear about innovative P2P moves. Michael Iron, the founder of Streamsoft , entered the P2P video field because of its constant innovations and progress. The Viacom-owned cable network Spike seems to be going one important step beyond its peers in its efforts to build an audience. Not only is it making the first episode of the new series "Factory" available in advance on its website and through downloadable video stores, it's also trying to spread it through Limewire and other file-sharing networks. Without DRM, or seemingly any form of copy protection.

Read the entire article in The Los Angeles Times:

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Israel on Blog Interview with Michael Iron

Michael Iron, Streamsoft founder and CEO was interviewed in Israel on Blog and announced that after collecting some 1,000 new product and service ideas from P2P users, Streamsoft taking the user suggestions seriously and will soon debut and implement new features to Streamsoft player before launching its Beta to the market. "It’s exciting to see the community’s interest in video streaming solutions like Streamsoft player" said Michael Iron, "The feedback we got from potential users has been all about flexibility and we have seen a consistent request to provide platforms that allow people to broadcast their video of choice. We are listening, and as a result, we are working with to certify our clients. This is another step towards ensuring that our customers have a good experience with Streamsoft player".

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Streamsoft New office

So we have finally moved to our new location. Same city (Tel Aviv)- but different spot- next to the beautiful beach. Moving to bigger office was a real need for us since we are expanding and recruiting. More to come-soon.