Prevent a network own goal
Following the first ever online only live streaming of the England football teams 1-0 defeat to Ukraine, Blue Coats EMEA Marketing VP Nigel Hawthorn, looks into the implications that live online video streaming events could have on an organisations network infrastructure ahead of next summers World Cup.
The 2010 World Cup in South Africa promises worldwide coverage like never before, with the BBC's Sport website offering live video streaming of all matches.
Though a small number of matches were shown online in 2006, next year the number of matches available across the web includes all matches that the BBC has the rights to. More importantly, the success of the iPlayer and YouTube has led to an assumption on the part of users that the quality will be good to the desktop.
This concept was fully supported by Director of BBC Sport Roger Mosey, who commented ahead of the World Cup in 2006: 'We know a lot of online viewing is done in the office, so we suspect this will allow people both to do their job and to keep up with the very latest action.'
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