This book provides a thorough exploration of the current state of the streaming media field and expert opinion as to where the technologies are headed. While Topic delves deeply into his subject, and is clearly enthused with the intricacies involved, the writing is always clear and accessible and the reader is left with a solid understanding of the topic (ahem). Approaching streaming media from both a technical and business standpoint the level of research which has gone into this book is impressive, explaining the minutiae without losing sight of the big picture, and should leave even seasoned industry professionals feeling they've learned something. Highly recommended.
This book is a must if you need to know what's happening now in the streaming media arena, and, more importantly, what's going to be happening SOON. Topic obviously is expert in his field and clearly explains the major technologies, both current and emerging, and how their application is affecting the web and broadcast media. Highly recommended reading whether you're a media producer, executive or investor.