Peer-to-peer application BitTorrent said this week that it has agreed partnerships with a variety of leading film studios including 20th Century Fox, G4, Kadokawa Pictures USA, Lionsgate, MTV Networks, Palm Pictures, Paramount Pictures and Starz Media.
Through the partnerships, BitTorrent will be offering a library of digital media content such as X-Men The Last Stand, Ringu, Saw III, 13 Tzameti, Mission: Impossible III, and Ghost in the Shell. TV programming will include shows 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.
BitTorrent has previously announced partnerships with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Egami Media, Hart Sharp, Koch Entertainment and The Orchard.
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 catalogue titles and cult classics. Palm Pictures plans to use the BitTorrent platform to release full-length feature films before the theatrical and DVD release dates. Most film titles will be available for purchase on a Download-to-Own (DTO) basis, or for rent on a Video-on-Demand (VOD) basis, while TV content will be available for DTO only.
Ashwin Navin, president and co-founder of BitTorrent, said: "This is a true testament to the value of our community, technology and the position we aspire to play in the world of entertainment and content distribution."
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