Overview

Overview

BitTorrent Live is among our greatest expressions so far of the power and promise of the BitTorrent protocol. In its purest form, this protocol leverages the brilliantly simple idea that a community of users who are free to exchange information without gatekeepers or central servers can scale where other technologies fail, increasing speed and resiliency at a cost that starts low and stays flat. BitTorrent Live takes aspects of this protocol to deliver Internet television to cord cutters with key advantages over its competitors, namely a low and flat cost structure and meaningfully higher quality and lower latency.

Current State

Current State

In early 2017, Live advanced to early consumer roll-out stages, bringing live programming to thousands of viewers on Mac, iOS, Amazon Fire, Apple TV and Android to prove it could scale to millions while upholding its promise of low cost, low latency and high quality. With this milestone achieved, it is now part of BitTorrent’s ready stable of P2P technology that can be applied to future product or partnership.

More Details

More details

Live delivers television to consumers directly via their Internet connection. Unlike the new OTT streaming services that must add more server capacity as new subscribers come onboard, BitTorrent Live is like traditional TV antennae transmission whereby costs stay static even as tens of thousands of additional subscribers come online. This savings can be passed onto users with dramatically lower subscription fees vs traditional and new OTT streaming services. And because of low latency, live television is noticeably closer to real time than any other Internet-delivered OTT television. With BitTorrent Live, you won’t hear about a touchdown forty seconds before you watch it on television.

There are many other benefits including the ability to deliver on the industry’s exciting but thus-far elusive goal of live television paired with synchronized Internet data feeds the consumer can customize, and smart, individualized advertising. Live is the technology that can make all of this happen, through the power of BitTorrent’s leading peer to peer technology.