NBC Direct, the platform to deliver downloads of high quality programming, is opening its beta testing, according to a report in NewTeeVee.
As HD files are so large, NBC will incorporate a substantial peer-to-peer component. Providing the P2P technology is New York-based Pando Networks. Earlier this month I caught up with Pando CEO Robert Levitan who explains the integration of Pando and the quickly evolving transformation of P2P technology as a "rogue application" to a legitimate protocol.
Update: The new Adobe Flash player announced late yesterday has a P2P component built in according to this report by Hank Williams in his WhyDoesEverythingSuck?. Hank says the new player "kill CDN’s." Wow!
— Andy Plesser