The role of multicast communication in the provision of scalable and interactive Video-On-Demand service

  • Kevin C. Almeroth
  • Mostafa H. Ammar
Session VII: Multicasting
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1018)


Multicast delivery can improve the scalability of Video-On-Demand (VOD) systems by allowing multiple customers to share one set of video server and network resources. In such a system, providing customer interactivity can be difficult. In this paper we overview our work which addresses how interactivity may be accomplished in a multicast delivery environment and analyzes the performance of such systems.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kevin C. Almeroth
    • 1
  • Mostafa H. Ammar
    • 1
  1. 1.College of ComputingGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlanta

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