Video buffering is still the scourge of streaming but broadcast TV may hold the solution

Streaming video is not like TV. The same video doesn’t fly through the same set of tubes to every viewer at once. Everyone who watches streaming video has a single stream that’s uniquely dedicated to them and travels through one of dozens of networks around the world. Those variables cause all kinds of capacity, buffering, and scalability challenges, says Kurt Michel, senior marketing director at IneoQuest, which monitors video quality. – Ashley Rodriguez, Quartz