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streaming media

[¦strēm·iŋ ′mēd·ē·ə]
(computer science)
Audio or video files that can begin playing as they are being downloaded to a computer.

streaming media

Multimedia content that is transmitted from a server and viewed or listened to by the user at that same time. Contrast with "downloaded media," in which a file is sent to the user's computer for playback at any time. See streaming, streaming audio, streaming video and digital media hub.
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By joining forces, nCUBE, whose work in the video delivery business spans eight years, and RealNetworks, the industry leader in streaming media since 1995, together enable broadband operators to expand their business models to include IP-based streaming at the highest level of scalability with the lowest total cost of ownership.
The company will begin the publication of Streaming Media magazine with an issue in December.