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PBS branching out from iTunes to BitTorrent and Vuze

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 11 Nov 2007 22:56 User comments (1)

PBS branching out from iTunes to BitTorrent and Vuze PBS, the Public Broadcasting Service which provides educational programming throughout the United States, hopes to take advantage of the popularity of shows like Nova and History Detectives on iTunes by selling them through both the BitTorrent and Vuze online stores.
As of last week, PBS had two of the top 100 podcasts on iTunes, Wired Science and Bill Moyers Journal," PBS spokesman Kevin Dando said. "The PBS audience seems to like this kind of access.

Meanwhile BitTorrent is quietly becoming a major player in multimedia delivery over the internet, which shouldn't be particularly surprising. After all, for years various industry experts have suggested that P2P technology is key to delivering the amount of data involved in high quality multimedia downloads and Streaming. Since launching their download service BitTorrent has developed a high enough profile for some in the P2P community to look for alternatives to the company's famous filesharing protocol.

By getting popular content that's also available on iTunes, other services have an opportunity to be major players in video downloads when it eventually takes off.

Source: Broadcasting and Cable

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12.12.2007 2:56

I think we should see bittorrent as a pioneer like napster was when it was out and turned into the first paying service bittorrent is heading in the same direction.

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