BitTorrent launches movie download library

MUMBAI: The BitTorrent website has recently launched the BitTorrent Entertainment Network, which features a comprehensive library of downloadable digital entertainment.


The library includes content from 20th Century Fox, Lions Gate, MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros Home Entertainment and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc.


The BitTorrent community will have the flexibility to rent movies, purchase television shows and music videos, and even publish and share their own content to be displayed alongside titles from the studios.


“ engages our community to contribute in profound ways — whether it’s by evangelizing their favorite titles; by submitting content they’ve created; or by contributing their bandwidth to enable faster downloads and an improved entertainment experience,” says BitTorrent president and co-founder Ashwin Navin.


BitTorrent, which has 35 content parners, recently added MGM to its roster. 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 (HD) programming, says Navin. 


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 4×4 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 and Skyland from Nicktoons Network. 


The site offers content for free, for rent and for purchase. Movie rentals are $3.99 and $2.99 for new release and catalog titles, respectively. TV shows and music videos are download-to-own at $1.99 each. There will also be a significant collection of HD titles available.