webcasting definition multimedia, World-Wide Web
(From "World-Wide Web" and "broadcast", sometimes just called "push") Multicasting
on the Internet
. Webcasting implies real-time streaming
transmission of encoded video
) under the control of the server
to multiple recipients who all receive the same content at the same time. This is in contrast to normal web browsing which is controlled from the browser
by individual users and may take arbitrarily long to deliver a complete document.
Pointcast and Marimba
were early pioneers.
International Webcasting Association (http://webcasters.org/).