Vuze Cashing in on Porn BitTorrent Users
In a bid to increase their revenue, among other things, Vuze has added a catalog of HD adult videos to their BitTorrent client. For a few dollars a month Vuze users can subscribe to the latest hotness. Of course, all torrents on the erotica network are well seeded.
BitTorrent companies don’t have a magic wand to avoid the effects of the economic downturn. Similar to BitTorrent Inc, Vuze now finds itself looking for new business opportunities to crank up its revenue. Earlier this month they released a paid portable version of their BitTorrent client, and in addition to this they’ve added a High Definition erotic entertainment section to the Vuze app.
StudioHD is owned and operated by Vuze Inc. and was silently integrated into one of the latest releases. Its network currently offers over 250 videos that can be downloaded with BitTorrent once the user has signed up for a subscription.
The current rates are $24.99 for a month or $149.99 annually and there’s a three day trial available for $3.99. In comparison, The Pirate Bay’s section dedicated to similar HD videos lists 600 titles that can be downloaded for free - even with Vuze.
BitTorrent and adult entertainment go hand in hand, so to speak. When Bram Cohen, the inventor of the protocol wanted to test his application in the wild, he used adult content to do so. Even today, a pretty significant portion of all BitTorrent transfers are porn related, although streaming sites have taken over a fair chunk of this part of the market.
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