Monday, February 13, 2006

NTL and BitTorrent team up

NTL and BitTorrent have announced details of a new "technical trial" with a view to launching a legal video download service in the UK.

The trial, beginning next month and involving around 100 NTL homes, will feature a "large variety" of licensed content including movies, TV shows and music videos.

The BitTorrent software uses peer-to-peer (P2P) technology, where every downloader of a file also serves as an uploader. The trial will have the added element of technology from Cambridge-based firm Cachelogic, who will accelerate downloads and reduce costs by storing frequently-downloaded files locally on the NTL network.
More from Neil Wilkes for Digital Spy.

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