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BitTorrent Announces Original Programming Venture
Torrent site BitTorrent made its name by giving users the ability to download stolen movies, music, and other media, but now, much like the Corleone family, they’re trying to go legit. The company recently announced its intention to start releasing original programming, kind of similar to how streaming sites like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu have done pretty successfully.
The move comes on the heels of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke releasing his latest album as a BitTorrent bundle, but still represents a big leap ahead for the company. As for the programming itself, the only show that’s been announced is a science-fiction series called Children of the Machine.
Children of the Machine starts shooting this spring, and will be joined by several other projects that will make up the lineup of BitTorrent original series. Time will tell whether this new programming model will be a success, but for now you can check out the announcement (and more from BitTorrent) here.