In today's video streaming systems, every client fetches the multimedia content directly from the central server.

That way, every additional client imposes a bandwidth and CPU burden on the server. For content providers, this happens to be a showstopper since bandwidth investment to reach a large number of end users becomes infeasible.

For example, a VCD format medium high quality video stream consumes nearly 300 Kbit/sec bandwidth. If there are 1000 concurrent viewers, the bandwidth required to serve them happens to be 300 Mbit. This is a huge investment for the service provider and they generally fail to return the investment they made.

VideA combines advanced IP based telecommunication protocols with well known peering technologies. Benefiting from both worlds, VideA is capable of spreading real-time video broadcast and stored content to a large number of end users by taking the advantage of its advanced peer-to-peer techniques. In other words, a client receiving a content acts as a server for other clients that want to receive the same content. That way, bandwidth on the Internet is used much more efficient, the load and bandwidth requirement on the server is dramatically decreased and the video quality that reaches the end client is increased.