TechSessions: Media Distribution

SF Tech Sessions meets this Wednesday evening in San Francisco to learn about the latest trends in distributing large media files. Local technologists, podcasters, videobloggers, and anyone else doing their part to clog the tubes should come by CNET headquarters starting at 7 p.m. this Wednesday to learn more about the latest distribution technologies.

Media producers should have as many choices as possible when publishing their work and not rule out high-quality, high-definition content. San Francisco companies GUBA and Red Swoosh are two examples of newly launched products alleviating the bandwidth and distribution strain while delivering more content choices to the end-user.

GUBA has been in the news lately for their MPAA-friendly DRM allowing online movie rentals from big studios as cheap as 49 cents. They spent years aggregating video from Usenet and now they’ve gotten more involved on the publishing side.

Red Swoosh distributes files using P2P clients installed on your users’ desktops and a seed file on the Red Swoosh servers. They’ve been distributing indie art, music, and film for a few years and recently relaunched with a self-service product.

MoveDigital is the third presenter, a pay-as-you-go BitTorrent host and mobile streaming provider.

Wednesday, August 23, 7-9 p.m. at CNET in San Francisco. Visit the SF Tech Sessions site for more details and RSVP.

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