BitTorrent inks deals for TV, film content


BitTorrent, the home of the Internet's leading peer-to-peer application, revealed new content deals with major film and television studios Wednesday.

Partnerships with 20th Century Fox, Paramount, Lionsgate, MTV Networks, Starz Media, Palm Pictures, G4 and Kadokawa Pictures USA will result in numerous movies and TV shows added to the library of digital content available through

"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," BitTorrent president and co-founder Ashwin Navin said.

Wednesday's announced partnerships are in addition to BitTorrent's pacts with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Egami Media, Hart Sharp, Koch Entertainment and the Orchard and come after the company said it is pushing back the launch date of its online video store to February.

Through these collaborations, BitTorrent customers will have access to such titles as 20th Century Fox's "X-Men: The Last Stand" and Lionsgate's "Saw III" and such television content as Fox's "24" and "Prison Break" and "South Park" and Comedy Central's "Chappelle's Show."

Designed in 2001 as an open source protocol, BitTorrent enables millions of users worldwide to securely download digital content through its Web site and licensed technology solutions.