BitTorrent, the software company that makes it easy for you to steal music and movies, is going to start producing its own original content. Today the company announced a partnership with Rapid Eye Studios to "identify, produce, and distribute" its own original content. The videos will be exclusively available on BitTorrent for 30 to 60 days before being released to other platforms.
Last year BitTorrent announced its first project, a series called Children of the Machine. The sci-fi show will begin filming this Spring, and more BitTorrent originals will be announced soon. BitTorrent previously partnered with Thom Yorke and Madonna to release their music.
"This landmark deal with Marco (Marco Weber, CEO of Rapid Eye Studios) is a major milestone for us and an aggressive expansion into the media space for BitTorrent, Inc.,” said BitTorrent CEO Eric Klinker. "In the last two years, we’ve become a trusted and valid channel for creators and publishers to reach a monthly global audience of 170 million fans directly. Expanding into the world of original content is a move that makes us a serious player in the media business, and takes us another step closer toward our goal: creating a sustainable digital future for creators of all kinds."