P2P Provider Octoshape Hires Scott Brown As New CEO For U.S.

Scott Brown, formerly from Turner Broadcasting has been named the new CEO in the U.S. for P2P provider Octoshape. Earlier this week, Turner and Octoshape announced that Octoshape's P2P technology was used by Turner for live stream offerings for both the 2008 elections (CNN) and their live sports coverage from TBS.

The P2P solution is running on the Highwinds content delivery network and while the release says that "Octoshape broke several streaming records", no actual numbers were disclosed. The real test is going to be in the next few weeks when CNN will use the technology during the presidential inauguration.