BitTorrent Launches Entertainment Network

Feb 27, 2007

BitTorrent, a provider of delivering media over the internet, has launched the BitTorrent Entertainment Network at The new network features a library of downloadable digital entertainment, including content from 20th Century Fox, Lions Gate, MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. (MGM). The BitTorrent community will have the flexibility to rent movies, purchase television shows and music videos, and publish and share their own content to be displayed alongside titles from various studios.

At launch, the network at will feature over 5,000 titles of movies, TV shows, PC games, and music content, as well as over 40 hours of high-definition (HD) programming. Consumers will be able to enjoy both new releases and catalog movie titles such as "Superman Returns," "Mission: Impossible III," "World Trade Center," "Jackass: Number Two," "An Inconvenient Truth," "Napoleon Dynamite," "Sideways," and "Thomas Crown Affair." TV programming will include "24" and "Prison Break" from 20th Century Fox; "My Super Sweet Sixteen" from MTV: Music Television; "Celebrity Deathmatch" from MTV2; "Muscle Car" and "Xtreme 4x4" from Spike TV; Emmy and Peabody-Award winning "South Park" and "Mind of Mencia" from COMEDY CENTRAL; "Hogan Knows Best" and "Breaking Bonaduce" from VH1; "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "Avatar: The Last Airbender" from Nickelodeon; and "Skyland" from Nicktoons Network.

BitTorrent's entertainment network can also be utilized as a distribution platform for independent content creators. Be it film, TV programming, music or podcasts, BitTorrent's self-publishing capability offers artists an instant global audience through a personalized BitTorrent URL and online presence. The site offers content for free, for rent, and for purchase. Movie rentals are $3.99 and $2.99 for new release and catalog titles, respectively. TV shows and music videos are download-to-own at $1.99 each. There will also be a collection of HD titles available. Furthermore, a variety of entertainment content will be offered for free and without digital rights management (DRM), designed to be distributed across all platforms.