P2P Sites Generate Profits By Offering Porn
A new study showed that
peer-to-peer sharing companies are now earning millions of dollars from
high-definition porn videos following a failed bid to acquire the
support of big media companies to shift its distribution to P2P sites
in order to cut bandwidth costs.
Earlier, P2P sharing companies raised some $32 million to finance
the said transfer scheme. However, media companies deferred the deal,
which prompted Internet companies such as BitTorrent, Vuze, and Pando to look for new business model.
The said P2P companies are now offering high-resolution porn to save
business following the failed deal. One of which is Vuze that raised
some $30 million in funds prior to the deferment.
Vuze offers its users $25 membership fee for one month for them to
download unlimited number of HD adult videos, which can be found at the
company’s StudioHD online feature.
NewTeeVee, the company in charge of the study, said that Vuze is now
eyeing the mid-year launch of its premium sports, music, and movie
channels at the same rate.
The survey company also said that porn has always been a “hit” among
BitTorrent sites, adding that the Internet companies are now
capitalizing on it.
But despite the number of hits it gets from P2P users, the research
company said that porn is only second to the list of most downloaded
items in BitTorrent sites. The study also showed that pirated software
remains the top choice among users.
Meanwhile, experts believe that high-definition porn will not be as
lucrative as the P2P sites has projected, saying that the introduction
of free sites such as YouPorn and Xhamster made it more difficult for
the companies to meet the revenue projection.
SOURCE : HERE