BitTorrent ventures into live video with multichannel app


Peer-to-peer (P2P) content-sharing platform BitTorrent announced through a press release that it has launched a new app with which it ventures for the first time into live online video streaming with a multichannel offer.


BitTorrent Live runs with P2P video sharing protocol, meaning that the contents are not stored on an only server source but shared among users who use the files. The company seeks to reduce latency without the need for an expensive content delivery network (CDN).


The firm stated that, while Video On Demand (VOD) is being developed successfully, live video streaming has performance and monetization problems. Its model seeks to transform the same users who download into the data’s providers.


The app is now available on the Apple TV player offer, in June will be able to be downloaded for mobiles with Android and iOS as well as any OSX devices. A Windows version will be released later this year.


Access to the channel grid is free and features the following supply: AWE, Clubbing TV, Fast&Fun, Fightbox, Filmbox Arthouse, Heroes TV, Newsmax, NUsic TV, OANN, One World Sports, OpenNews TV, Persuit Channel and TWIT.