Monday, March 3, 2008

NRK Broadcasts via Torrents

Heres a state TV broadcaster that doesn't fear using the new technologies to their advantage. Instead of persecuting their viewers, NRK (from Norway) has decided to release ont of their most sucessfull TV shows via Bit Torrent.

The episodes are available in a standard high quality format, and without any DRM or other nonsense limitation.

Considering the high number of seeders, broadband users can download each episode in just a few seconds or minutes, proving - once again - the excellence of torrents in providing a large number of users with large files without requiring expensive servers.
This technology makes it possible for us to make our content available in a very high quality without having to invest in large server farms and expensive bandwidth.

The series "Nordkalotten 365" is about an hiker that walked through northern Scandinavia for a year, all alone.

What are other broacasters waiting for?...

[NRK via Boingboing]

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