Thursday, September 14, 2006

BitTorrent markets Manga and Bollywood...

Dan Nystedt, IDG News Service-MacCentral

The file transfer service BitTorrent plans to open an online movie store to sell foreign films and other hard to find video, including content from China, Japan and India.
The service will not compete with other movie download sites such as the Unbox store launched by last week, nor Apple’s iTunes, both of which offer mainstream shows. Instead, BitTorrent plans to market content users want but have a hard time finding, such as Bollywood movies and shows based on Japanese manga comics...The service will launch in the U.S. by the end of this year, and could help open up the country to foreign film and TV shows. Outside of larger cities in the U.S., foreign content is hard to find, requiring many people to download such content from the Internet...

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