BitTorrent to launch Movie , TV Shows Download
BitTorrent Inc. is launching a site that will sell downloads of films and TV Shows licensed from the studios . Films from Warner Bros . , Paramout Pictures , 20th Century Fox ,MGM etc and TV Shows such as ’24’ , ‘Punk’d’ will be included . The service is basically aimed at users who use BitTorrent to trade pirated movies and shows .
”The vast majority of our audience just loves digital content,” Ashwin Navin, president and co-founder of BitTorrent, told The Associated Press. ”Now we have to program for that audience and create a better experience for that content so the audience converts to the service that makes the studios money.”
TV Episoded will be priced at $1.99 to own which is very much similar to the rates of Apple’s ITunes . The new site will rent movies for a 24-hour viewing period for $3.99 for new titles and $2.99 for older films but the movies will not be sold as the prices demanded by the studios are too high .
Still i dont see it making a much diffrence to the pirated market . Who would want to pay money for such stuff when they can get it for free .