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Broadcatching is the downloading of content that has been made available over the Internet using RSS syndication for listening/watching on mobile devices and personal computers.


The general idea is to use an automated mechanism to aggregate various web feeds and download content for viewing or presentation purposes.

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History of broadcatching

The term 'broadcatch' was originally coined by Fen Labalme in 1983. [1] It was used to describe the concept of an automated agent that could aggregate and filter content from multiple sources for presentation to an individual user. 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In December of 2003, the term broadcatching was used by Steve Gillmor to describe the combination of RSS and BitTorrent peer-to-peer file sharing as a method for subscribing to an ongoing series of media files from a website. The combination of these technologies allows a computer connected to the Internet to act like a digital video recorder (DVR) such as TiVo connected to cable. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Steve Gillmor is a technology journalist; he is a contributing editor to ZDNet and host of the podcast The Gillmor Gang. ... For RSS feeds from Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Syndication. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... A peer-to-peer (or P2P) computer network is a network that relies on the computing power and bandwidth of the participants in the network rather than concentrating it in a relatively few servers. ... File sharing is the activity of making files available to other users for download over the Internet, but also over smaller networks. ...


Despite ample discussion, one of the first practical applications of this idea has only surfaced recently. Programmer Andrew Grumet has announced the release of a beta version of an RSS and BitTorrent integration tool for Radio Userland's news aggregator, available here.


Today, RSS and BitTorrent based broadcatching provides a web based distribution channel capable of delivering broadcast media to a large group of consumers at a low cost. BitTorrent provides the low cost method for distributing large files to a large group, and RSS enables a website to easily provide a subscription to a series of BitTorrent files.


Uses of broadcatching

Although broadcatching can be classified as a method independent of technology and implementation, today broadcatching finds much use with Internet television and Internet radio (also called podcasting or IPradio). It has been suggested that IPTV be merged into this article or section. ... Internet radio is a broadcasting service transmitted via the Internet. ... Podcasting is the method of distributing multimedia files, such as audio or video programs, over the Internet using syndication feeds, for playback on mobile devices and personal computers. ...


Broadcatching is often used in situations where multicasting may be used, but is cost prohibitive. Multicast is the delivery of information to multiple destinations simultaneously using the most efficient strategy to deliver the messages over each link of the network only once and only create copies when the links to the destinations split. ...


Today, most broadcatching is done using RSS and BitTorrent technology. For RSS feeds from Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Syndication. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ...


Broadcatching of copyrighted television broadcasts

Perhaps the most popular use of broadcatching is using a BitTorrent client with inbuilt RSS support (such as uTorrent or Azureus, using a plugin) to automatically download television episodes as they are 'released' - internet users capture the broadcast as it is transmitted, then compress it (typically after removing advertisements) and send it on to others. µTorrent (also known as uTorrent or microTorrent) is a freeware BitTorrent client for Microsoft Windows written in C++. The entire program is a single 173 KiB compressed executable (as of version 1. ... Azureus is a Java-based BitTorrent client, with support for I2P and Tor anonymous communication protocols. ...


While this is not legal in most countries, the practice has become quite popular, particularly in countries such as Australia, where television programmes tend to be aired more than six months after US broadcasts, if at all. Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from...


As of 2006, there has been no legal action taken against sharers of TV episodes (compare to distribution of copyrighted movies and music, which the MPAA and RIAA have taken a strong stance against). The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is a non-profit trade association formed to advance the interests of movie studios. ... The RIAA Logo. ...


Broadcatching Clients

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Broadcatching Feeds

  • The Pirate Bay The Pirate Bay is known in the online file sharing community as one of the more prominent websites which distributes torrents that point to copyrighted material.
  • X Hollywood aggregates RSS feeds from BitTorrent sites.
  • KedoraTV a program guide with shows distributed with RSS. Offline.
  • VJTorrents is a free RSS Video feed of VJ Mixes performed and recorded live. Went offline May 1, 2006
  • tvRSS is a torrent-based broadcatching website, that provides RSS feeds for EZTV and VTV.
  • [2] OfflineTV is a project to create an internet distribution channel for alternative news videos, relying on BitTorrent and RSS technologies.
  • Electricsheep.org - Electric Sheep now offers a torrent feed to download members of its flock.
  • Torrent Locomotive The site allows the user to perform a custom search and have the results in either viewable format or in RSS. In addition, predefined RSS feed are available for most recent torrent, most popular torrents and so on.
  • BT-Chat BT-Chat hosts torrents from EZTV, VTV, SoS, and other release groups. Other torrents are also hosted there. The site has RSS feed functionality.

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See also

. ... It has been suggested that IPTV be merged into this article or section. ... Internet radio is a broadcasting service transmitted via the Internet. ... Podcasting is the method of distributing multimedia files, such as audio or video programs, over the Internet using syndication feeds, for playback on mobile devices and personal computers. ...

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Companies : BitTorrent, Inc.
Prominent individuals : Bram Cohen | Ashwin Navin | Ludvig Strigeus
Technology: Tracker | Client | Super-seeding | Peer exchange | Broadcatching (BT RSS List)| Protocol encryption
Prominent clients (category) : Official BitTorrent Client | ABC | Azureus | BitComet | BitTornado | KTorrent | Transmission | μTorrent
Prominent sites (category) : LokiTorrent | Suprnova.org | The Pirate Bay | AnimeSuki | Demonoid | Mininova | isoHunt | TorrentSpy | Empornium | UKNova

  Results from FactBites:
 
Broadcatching - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (582 words)
The term 'broadcatch' was originally coined by Fen Labalme in 1983.
In December of 2003, the term broadcatching was used by Steve Gillmor to describe the combination of RSS and BitTorrent peer-to-peer file sharing as a method for subscribing to an ongoing series of media files from a website.
Broadcatching is often used in situations where multicasting may be used, but is cost prohibitive.
Magoo's Radified Guide to BitTorrent and BitTornado (839 words)
Broadcatching is a way to automatically download a file with BitTorrent through an RSS feed.
There are a few sites using broadcatching to distribute independent radio and video broadcasts (termed "podcasts"), and I'm sure the concept will be adopted by other content providers very soon.
I can envision broadcatching being used to distribute everything from software patches and service packs to subscription TV services in the near future.
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