I was recently banging on about the ABC and podcasting re-iterating Steven Bounds’ suggestion that the ABC could lower the cost of distributing podcasts by distributing them over BitTorrent when the very next day I hear that the ABC are considering doing just that.
The ABC is also considering file-sharing technologies such as BitTorrent to make it easier for users to download large video files, Mr Moran [ABC new media and digital services technical production manager] says.
“Our research is indicating that significant enough numbers of our audience have faster connections now and we are certainly actively considering using BitTorrent,” he says.
“There’s a feeling that we might lag a little bit behind actual audience capacity and expectation, and I think the commercial networks more so than us but we are actively considering it.
“I’d like to see it as soon as possible.”
Veryily it will be a good thing. Except then I’ll need to work out how to get BitTorrent to work :(.