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Kontiki was a digital media distribution technology company, founded in 2000 and acquired by VeriSign in March 2006. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Audio & Visual Media Digital media (as opposed to analog media) usually refers to electronic media that work on digital codes. ... VeriSign, Inc. ...


Kontiki's peer-to-peer software, the Kontiki Delivery Manager provides the basis of many of the UK's video on demand services, including Sky Anytime[1], 4od[2] and the BBC iPlayer[3]. 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. ... Video on demand (VOD) systems allow users to select and watch video and clip content over a network as part of an interactive television system. ... Sky Anytime is the brand-name of a range of on demand services from BSkyB designed to compete with Video on demand services currently offered by cable companies such as Virgin Media. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... iPlayer redirects here. ...

A peer to peer network

Kontiki works using peer to peer technology. Rather than the user downloading the television program from a central server, the users download from each other. This may be why Kontiki reseller ioko claim that using Kontiki "reduces IT & network costs by 70%-90%" [4] The Kontiki client (KService.exe) continues to run when a user closes the provider's application and will continue to share the user's downloaded content with other users on the network, using up the user's bandwidth without notifying them (except for the iPlayer which provides an option to stop sharing when the client closes). This can be particularly troublesome for users with Broadband connections that include a capped monthly download limit.[5] Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... A peer-to-peer based network. ...


In addition, this software has several known issues, such as taking up 100% of processor time when running.


This extra bandwidth used could make UK ISPs put up their prices or use technical measures such as blocking or traffic shaping to deal with iPlayer traffic. It is estimated that an hour of iPlayer downloads at peak time would cost them 67 pence at BT wholesale prices.[6] ISP may mean: Internet service provider, an organization that offers users access to the Internet and related services. ... Traffic shaping (also known as packet shaping) is an attempt to control computer network traffic in order to optimize or guarantee performance, low latency, and/or bandwidth by delaying packets[1]. Traffic shaping deals with concepts of classification, queue disciplines, enforcing policies, congestion management, quality of service (QoS), and fairness. ... BT Group plc (which trades as just BT, and is commonly known by its former name, British Telecom) is the privatised former British state telecommunications operator. ...


Kontiki has four parts: Network Publisher, Network Protector, Network Manager and Analyser. [7]


References

  1. ^ Sky chooses Kontiki's secure peer-to-peer delivery management system (2005-10-01). Retrieved on 2007-05-01.
  2. ^ VeriSign Provides Peer-to-Peer Delivery Infrastructure Enable Channel 4 On-Demand (2006-12-14). Retrieved on 2007-05-01.
  3. ^ BBC aims to become big in online television (2005-09-09). Retrieved on 2007-05-01.
  4. ^ Kontiki. Retrieved on 2007-08-15.
  5. ^ KService.exe, Channel 4 and the Stolen Bandwidth (2007-05-09). Retrieved on 2007-06-13.
  6. ^ iPlayer Politics: Behind the ISPs vs BBC row (2007-08-14). Retrieved on 2007-08-15.
  7. ^ Kontiki Delivery Management System. Retrieved on 2007-08-15.

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External links

  • Kontiki Delivery Management System
  • PC Doctors Removal Tool Removal tool for a clean uninstallation
  • KClean.exe removal tool from Sky's Website
  • IPDev Blog: Review of the iPlayer

 
 

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