BitTorrent Inks Deals With 20 TV Set Makers
Net-connected televisions will let users stream both legal and illegal video content
By Todd Spangler, Multichannel News -- Broadcasting & Cable, 11/14/2012 5:50:36 PM
BitTorrent has reached deals with 20 consumer-electronics manufacturers, according to CEO Eric Klinker. He declined to identify them.
Most of BitTorrent's deals are for TV models that will launch -- as early as this holiday season -- in Europe and Asia, Klinker said.
"You may not see them as much in the U.S.," he said.
That's because many Internet-connected HDTVs marketed in the U.S. already have deals with streaming-video providers such as Netflix, according to Klinker. "We are competing with the Netflixes and Hulus for space on the television," Klinker said.
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