BitTorrent Signs Deals With Fox, Paramount, Warner Brothers

Nov 30th, 2006 | By | Category: Digital Video Downloads

BitTorrent has announced a slate of partnerships with a variety of leading film and television companies, including 20th Century Fox, G4, Kadokawa Pictures USA, Lionsgate, MTV Networks, Palm Pictures, Paramount Pictures and Starz Media.

BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer (P2P) file distribution protocol that lets users share large files , while minimizing bandwidth charges for distributors.

‚ÄúBitTorrent has fundamentally changed the Internet architecture by enabling high-speed and high-quality content distribution on the Web,” said Ashwin Navin, President and Co-founder of BitTorrent. “Today we have announced the role will play as a hub for consumers to enjoy their favorite entertainment, but we see a future that involves BitTorrent‚Äôs content delivery platform powering thousands of websites including those of content creators themselves, offering them the profound benefits of our technology.”

Through these new partnerships, BitTorrent customers will be able to select from a variety of film titles from 20th Century Fox, Kadokawa, Lionsgate, Palm, Paramount and Starz Media such as “X-Men The Last Stand,” “Ringu,” “Saw III,” “13 Tzameti,” “Mission: Impossible III,” and “Ghost in the Shell.” TV programming will include hits like “Attack of the Show” from G4; “24” and “Prison Break” from 20th Century Fox; “City of Men” from Palm; “Laguna Beach” and “Celebrity Deathmatch” from MTV: Music Television; Emmy and Peabody-Award winning “South Park” and “Chappelle’s Show” from COMEDY CENTRAL; “Hogan Knows Best” from VH1; “SpongeBob SquarePants” and “Avatar: The Last Airbender” from Nickelodeon; and “Skyland” from Nicktoons Network.

Today’s announcement is in addition to BitTorrent’s previously announced partnerships with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Egami Media, Hart Sharp, Koch Entertainment and The Orchard to further add depth and breadth to its digital library. The videos, which can be downloaded and viewed on a PC, laptop and other portable devices, include new film releases day-and-date with the DVD release, popular TV series, deep catalog titles and cult classics.

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