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Sourcing from a multicast broadcast

You can use a remote multicast broadcast as a source of content for a broadcast publishing point or to create an archive file for later, on-demand or broadcast playback. By setting a distribution server at the edge of a network to receive a multicast transmission and rebroadcasting it to network clients as a unicast broadcast, you can overcome multicast incompatibilities within your network and reach users who would not normally be able to receive your multicast content. If you are broadcasting content to widely distributed networks from a central location, you can reduce the necessary bandwidth at the origin server by multicasting the content. Local distribution servers can then rebroadcast the content to individual users or can archive the content for on-demand access.

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