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Azureus gives their HD video service the name "Vuze"

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Apr 2007 21:45

Azureus gives their HD video service the name "Vuze" Azureus has renamed their hi-def BitTorrent service from Zudeo to "Vuze" a "hip" renaming of the word "views". The company is dearly hoping that their will be high consumer demand for HD content and they don't feel that current streaming technology can deliver reliable HD video in real-time.
Vuze requires that you the use a modified Azureus application that downloads the clips in question using BitTorrent but will also process payments for protected content and help you search for new content.

There have been more than 2 million unique users a month since the service was released as a beta in late 2006, says the company.

Vuze touts HD and standard definition content from major networks such as BBC, Showtime, A&E, the History Channel, and National Geographic as well as indie producers.

Clips can be purchased or rented depending on the content and the producer. BBC TV shows, for example, run for $0.99 an episode and Showtime gives away single episodes of its dramas for free to gain viewers.

The service remains in Beta for now, although the name is final and work continues to release a finished product soon.

Source:
Arstechnica

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