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COOL: No More Lag in Livestream Broadcasts

Posted on 5.17.2016

BitTorrent is moving in an interesting direction this week, launching a TV, mobile and desktop app that broadcasts live events.

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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.

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