P2P TV: Evaluating Content Delivery and User Experience

  • Virpi Oksman VTT
  • Timo Kinnunen VTT, Espoo, Finland
  • Chengyan Peng VTT, Espoo, Finland
  • Tuomo Kivinen VTT
  • Antti Tammela VTT


In this paper, we present findings from empirical studies on end users' experiences of peer-to-peer (P2P) networked television services. To explore the quality of user experience and content consumption in the evolving TV system, we have developed a peer-to-peer social media service prototype, which can be used both with regular home computer networks and on mobile devices, providing users a real pervasive, ambient media experience. Our primary goal is to create an understanding of the factors that shape P2P TV experience as a basis for the future design of NextShare, a peer-to-peer social media service. Through this research, we concluded that P2P technology can provide a reliable mechanism for ingestion of time-based TV program as well as VOD content via the Internet. P2P technology is especially suitable for large media content providers. However, in order to create a real business value out of the service, new, innovative content production models and types need to be developed.


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OKSMAN, Virpi et al. P2P TV: Evaluating Content Delivery and User Experience. International SERIES on Information Systems and Management in Creative eMedia (CreMedia), [S.l.], n. 2010/1, p. 19-26, aug. 2013. ISSN 2341-5576. Available at: <https://www.ambientmediaassociation.org/Journal/index.php/series/article/view/176>. Date accessed: 27 feb. 2024.
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