COOL: No More Lag in Livestream Broadcasts
BitTorrent is moving in an interesting direction this week, launching a TV, mobile and desktop app that broadcasts live events.
The livestream product, dubbed "Live", will provide programming from the company's broadcasting partners. What's so unique about Live is that it will leverage BitTorrent's peer-to-peer technology, which means the video quality will become better as more people join.
"There has been enormous innovation in the distribution methods for pre-recorded video content on the internet," a BitTorrent representative wrote in the product announcement. "This has changed the way people watch scripted TV and movies. Unlike on-demand video streaming, which has established itself as a reliable consumption method, livestreaming broadcast is an ongoing problem in terms of both performance and monetization.