Wednesday, July 12, 2006

BitTorrent Preps Another Major Distribution Deal

BitTorrent is all grown up, and legitimate

BitTorrent has just signed another major distribution deal, this time with the independent movie distributor Image Entertainment. With the new deal, BitTorrent will add approximately 1,600 movies to its distribution library.

Image Entertainment is responsible for dozens of independant movies making it othe mainstream, one of the most famous being Morgan Spurlock's Supersize Me. The service is scheduled to launch this fall. BitTorrent nor Image Entertainment released detaisl on the pricing structure for the new content, but Ashwin Navin, BitTorrent's co-founder claimed "We'll be able to offer consumers a subscription service that will be comprehensive."

Just two months ago BitTorrent and Warner Brothers announced the two companies would also enter a distribution deal, even though the MPAA had recently launched investigations against BitTorrent for hosting copyrighted material.

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