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BBC bypasses Linux kernel to make streaming videos flow

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Broadcast hardware to do the functions the bbc are playing with already exist on the market today, implemented in dedicated silicon from the likes of motorola and others in rack mount formats capable of handling any bitrate encoding and distribution you choose. Rackmount encoders, streamers, switching solutions, watermark insertion servers etc all done in dedicated silicon inside with just a little os to manage the asic config itself on some management plane with the heavy packet flow happening on dedicated fibre links.

I'd be shocked if SKY or BT are shunting their streams about before distribution using ip running on a linux based computer enough for this to be a issue.

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