With peer-to-peer (P2P) tv applications tv channels can be watched around the globe with the benefits of the peer-to-peer technology. These programs have a growing popularity but the exact working mechanism is unknown in the most cases.
Therefore as the number of users is growing, the data traffic could rise uncontrollably. So it is an important task to analyze the effect on the network traffic.
In my thesis I explain the working mechanism of the peer-to-peer (P2P) systems and the difference between the P2P file sharing and the P2P TV applications.
I analyze some popular P2P TV applications about their behavior and the network awareness (amount of the interdomain transit traffic).
In the last part, I test a specific software the OfferStramer (a European Union project). I try to analyze the behavior in case some attributes (number of peers, bandwidth) of the network change.