11/29/2006

BitTorrent expands movie, TV downloads

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 10:01 am

BitTorrent Inc., developer of a popular online file-sharing tool, said Tuesday it has reached licensing deals that will boost the number of movies and TV shows it can offer as part of a video download service launching next year.

The privately held company said it signed agreements with Viacom Inc.’s Paramount Pictures, News Corp.’s 20th Century Fox, Lionsgate, Palm Pictures and Kadokawa Pictures USA.

The San Francisco-based BitTorrent also inked content deals with cable television networks G4 and Starz Media along with several Viacom-owned networks, including MTV Networks, VH1, SpikeTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and Logo.

Financial terms of the licensing agreements were not disclosed.

Added to BitTorrent’s lineup were films such as “X-Men The Last Stand,” “Saw III” and “Mission: Impossible III,” and TV shows “Star Trek,” “Laguna Beach” and “South Park.”

Source: AP

 

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