IN 1999, MID-CAREER professionals from the European Broadcasting Union attended week-long workshops in the Arthouse Multimedia Center for the Arts. Back then, we produced video for playback on the Real Media Player. In 2006 the EBU decided to do an in-deep investigation of the available peer-to-peer (P2P) video playback solutions. In its final report, the technical department of the EBU endorses Octoshape’s P2P solution as “scalable, reliable, [and] easy to manage.” The report comes on the heels of the EBU's technical department investigating a number of member experiences, then unpacking those experiences during technical conferences. As the largest broadcaster organization in the world with more than 100 members, including BBC and RTE, and reaching an audience of 650 million people weekly, the EBU's final solution solves scalability and cost factors by serving video clips in a high-quality way without buffering. Video clips that I have watched with Richard Azia on camera play instantly. It appears that the system uses using multiple point fail over systems alongside source signal stabilization technology. It worked extremely well during the streaming of the Olympics in HD (a 2.5 Mbs stream).