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BitTorrent Live uses P2P to make broadcasting easier, cheaper

By Jos
Mar 12, 2013
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  1. BitTorrent has officially taken the wraps off a new broadcasting service that draws its main strength from its namesake peer-to-peer protocol, so the video stream becomes more and more stable as more people tune in -- instead of the other...

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  2. roxxas2

    roxxas2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 64   +22

    They better make an app for windows phone.
     
  3. Hasn't BBC iPlayer been doing this for years?
     
  4. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Evangelist Posts: 787   +58

    This uses the same protocol as the traditional torrent for downloading files? How will ISP know one is broadcasting and not running afoul of the six strikes copyright alert system?
     
  5. HiDDeNMisT

    HiDDeNMisT TS Booster Posts: 221   +14

    There is always a way around everything. I guess they finally found something.
     
  6. roxxas2

    roxxas2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 64   +22

    I think the ISP monitors the P2P for pirated movies and such. Remember, P2P isn't illegal, if you pirate movies and games and they see that, you'll be pinned. However, if they see you're just transferring large files or non-copyrighted material, you're fine.
     
  7. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Addict Posts: 609   +109

    People want more than just video...they want to interact with each other over it. That's the real trick...don't replace TV with a computer screen, give people a way to share, comment and contribute.
     

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