Tech Report: BitTorrent Debuts Original Content, Adds To TV Network Competition

CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – BitTorrent Bundle debuted Tuesday to users interested in another option for original programming content. Television networks have been facing increasing competition; originally from cable channels that were coming up with their own original programming and more recently from steaming services like Netflix.

Now, the new challenge is coming from a service that most people associate with illegal downloads.

Basically, BitTorrent is a very popular peer-to-peer file-sharing network. For instance, if I have a file on my computer that I want to share with the world, it’s going to be a much faster process because the download is distributed amongst many people in bits (which is where the name comes from).

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One of the differences is there’s no expensive server farms to operate like with companies such as Netflix have to…

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