SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – BitTorrent Bundle debuted Tuesday to users interested in another option for original programming content. Television networks have been facing increasing competition; originally from cable channels that were coming up with their own original programming and more recently from steaming services like Netflix.
Now, the new challenge is coming from a service that most people associate with illegal downloads.
Basically, BitTorrent is a very popular peer-to-peer file-sharing network. For instance, if I have a file on my computer that I want to share with the world, it’s going to be a much faster process because the download is distributed amongst many people in bits (which is where the name comes from).