BBC readies BitTorrent distribution

And not to forget – Creative Commons. It’s great that BBC would embrace such technologies. Let’s see how it would go.

Like many broadcasters today, the BBC is open to experimenting with online video distribution, allowing viewers to watch shows online. However, due to complex copyright issues people are not generally allowed to share or remix the videos – until now. For their new R&DTV production, the BBC is using a Creative Commons license, giving the viewer the freedom to redistribute and re-use the show.

The BBC is not offering BitTorrent downloads or streams for R&DTV just yet, but they do hope to use P2P-Next (and therefore BitTorrent) for future episodes. This could be done by embedding BitTorrent powered streams in their site or alternatively they could offer regular .torrent downloads. (Source: TorrentFreak)

BitTorrent BBC ASCII art

BitTorrent BBC ASCII art

.`oooooooooooooooooooo +ooooooooooooooooooo` /ooooooooooooooooooo-.
..MMMMMmmmmmmMMMMMMMMM` NMMMMNmmmmmNMMMMMMMM- hMMMMMMMNmdddmMMMMMM/.
..MMMMM- `..` :dMMMMMM` NMMMM/ ..` -yMMMMMM- hMMMMd+. `.-.“-mMMM/.
..MMMMM- +MMM/ `MMMMMM` NMMMM/ -MMMo NMMMMM- hMMM/ `smMMMMMmymMMM/.
..MMMMM- :yyo“sMMMMMM` NMMMM/ .yyo.`+MMMMMM- hMMo `mMMMMMMMMMMMMM/.
..MMMMM- .:::-`:hMMMMM` NMMMM/ `:::-`-yMMMMM- hMM/ .MMMMMMMMMMMMMM/.
..MMMMM- +MMMMy mMMMM` NMMMM/ -MMMMd hMMMM- hMMd` oNMMMMMMMMNMMM/.
..MMMMM- -sso+` :MMMMM` NMMMM/ .sss+. .NMMMM- hMMMm/ `/osys+:`yMMM/.
..MMMMMo+++++osdMMMMMM` NMMMMy++++++sdMMMMMM- hMMMMMNyo////+shNMMM/.
.`NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNm mNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN- yNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN/.

Thank you for downloading this footage bundle from the BBC.
This is part of a project between Backstage.bbc.co.uk and BBC RAD Labs.

And in true BitTorrent fashion, they distribute with an ASCII art.

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