Video streaming in the Wild West

  • Helen Gail Prosser Northern Lakes College


Northern Lakes College in north-central Alberta is the first post-secondary institution in Canada to use the Media on Demand digital video system to stream large video files between dispersed locations (Karlsen). Staff and students at distant locations of Northern Lakes College are now viewing more than 350 videos using video streaming technology. This has been made possible by SuperNet, a high capacity broadband network that connects schools, hospitals, libraries and government offices throughout the province of Alberta (Alberta SuperNet). This article describes the technical process of implementing video streaming at Northern Lakes College from March 2005 until March 2006.

Author Biography

Helen Gail Prosser, Northern Lakes College
Coordinator Library Services
Innovations in Practice