BitTorrent Opens Legal Content Store

by Barney Powerhead

BitTorrent launches the BitTorrent Entertainment Network at The new network features the most comprehensive library of downloadable digital entertainment ever amassed on the Web, including content from 20th Century Fox, Lions Gate, MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and BitTorrent's newest partner, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios. The BitTorrent community will have the flexibility to rent movies, purchase television shows and music videos, and even publish and share their own high-quality content to be displayed alongside titles from the world's largest studios.

BitTorrent's newest entertainment network partner is MGM, the legendary Hollywood studio and owner of the world's largest modern film library. With a roster of over 35 content partners, BitTorrent is offering a breadth and depth of content not found in any other download service. At launch, the network at will feature over 5,000 titles of movies, TV shows, PC games and music content, as well as over 40 hours of high-definition programming. Consumers will be able to enjoy both new releases and catalog movie titles such as "Superman Returns", "Mission: Impossible III", "World Trade Center", "Jackass: Number Two", "An Inconvenient Truth", "Napoleon Dynamite", "Sideways", and "Thomas Crown Affair." TV programming will include hits such as "24" and "Prison Break" from 20th Century Fox; "My Super Sweet Sixteen" from MTV: Music Television; "Celebrity Deathmatch" from MTV2; "Muscle Car" and "Xtreme 4x4" from Spike TV; Emmy and Peabody-Award winning "South Park" and "Mind of Mencia" from Comedy Central; "Hogan Knows Best" and "Breaking Bonaduce" from VH1; "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "Avatar: The Last Airbender" from Nickelodeon; "Skyland" from Nicktoons Network.

BitTorrent's entertainment network can also be utilized as a distribution platform for independent content creators. Be it film, TV programming, music or podcasts, BitTorrent's self-publishing capability offers artists an instant global audience through a personalized BitTorrent URL and online presence.

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