Technologies on Display
B4 - IP Multicast Initiative
multicast is an emerging network technology for large-scale data
distribution. Unlike the unicast transmission model currently employed in
the Internet, IP multicast enables a sender to transmit data to an arbitrary
number of receivers with the same constant resources at the server and
significantly reduced resources at the backbone network. This project
investigates new applications exploiting the benefits of IP multicast, such
as video streaming and Internet TV broadcasting.
University Television Network (UTV) is the first and only
inter-university online television channel in Hong Kong:
was established in July 2002 and has since administrated by the Hong Kong
IP Multicast Initiative (HKIPMI), an information technology working group
co-sponsored by the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Innovation
and Technology Fund of the Hong Kong SAR Government.
- UTV aims at providing the best quality of entertainment within all
university campus in Hong Kong, and ultimately, across the education
strata which covers colleges, secondary and primary school, and other
educational bodies in the region.
- Our video archive is empowered by the Hong Kong Academy for Performing
Arts, General Education Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong,
the Campus TV of the University of Hong Kong, etc.
- With the contribution of our multimedia content providers, we are
proud to bring our audience a wide variety of programs and highlights,
including Dramas, Campus news, Reading clubs gatherings, Movies, Musicals,
Other performance and live events.
Prof. Y. B. Lee
Department of Information Engineering