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Thread: Mininova Closes Distribution Deal for TV-Show

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    "The “old media” is slowly realizing that BitTorrent is a great distribution platform, and above all, an excellent marketing tool. Today, The Red Band Film Company and Mininova announce the first official deal to distribute a TV-show on the popular BitTorrent site."

    "The immense popularity of TV-shows on BitTorrent doesn’t go unnoticed, not even to TV-producers. Several TV-production companies already leaked their pilots on BitTorrent, but Red Band and Mininova take it one step further.

    Mininova and Red Band made a distribution deal for the upcoming TV-show Pariah Island, a new comedy series which parodies reality TV shows like “Survivor” or “Pirate Master”.

    Although Red Band can’t be compared to billion dollar production studios such as 20th Century Fox Television and Warner Bros., it is a sign that times are changing and that TV-producers are looking for alternative distribution channels.

    “We at Red Band recognize that downloading sites such as Mininova are a distribution medium, one which can be partnered with in a true participatory arrangement,” says the Red Band production team.

    The Red Band team adds: “With this deal, Mininova gets overnight credibility as a partner of content producers, thereby disproving the notion that such sites are “pirates” seeking only to break copyrights. Mininova gets producer credit on Pariah Island, and their logo will eventually appear on Pariah Island. In exchange, Pariah Island gets advertising space and other promotional activities on Mininova.org.”

    Erik, one of the founders of Mininova told TorrentFreak that the partnership will show that Mininova is more than a venue for pirated material, and hopes that more production companies will choose Mininova as a distribution platform in the future.

    It is an interesting development to see these new partnerships like this. Both parties will most certainly benefit from the deal, and let’s hope it will appeal to the Mininova users as well."

    Source: TorrentFreak
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    Interesting fact!!!

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    Yeah good thing but i hope that they not gonna charge people for their content like the firstly famous site Bittorrent.com... who first allowed any files to be downloaded from and now got only legal content that you have to pay FFS...
    I think all content from TV releases should be free as you watchin' TV @ home almost for free...

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    snoop "tv" makes money from ads.. that's why it's "free" and that why they want as much as ppl watching, stop smoking pot ffs (like me right now)
    I didn't know that networks leaked some of their pre air episodes on purpose.. interesting..

    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iNSOMNiA View Post
    snoop "tv" makes money from ads.. that's why it's "free" and that why they want as much as ppl watching, stop smoking pot ffs (like me right now)
    I didn't know that networks leaked some of their pre air episodes on purpose.. interesting..
    huh ?! i think you smokin too much man...

    Yeah TV makes money from ads but not only kid
    they need the audience otherwise it's useless having ads

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoopdo2g View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by iNSOMNiA View Post
    snoop "tv" makes money from ads.. that's why it's "free" and that why they want as much as ppl watching, stop smoking pot ffs (like me right now)
    I didn't know that networks leaked some of their pre air episodes on purpose.. interesting..
    huh ?! i think you smokin too much man...

    Yeah TV makes money from ads but not only kid
    they need the audience otherwise it's useless having ads
    Yes, an audience which they would not have if they distributed online for free. I suppose they could encode the shows with the commercials, but then people would either skip through them on their media player or get them from another ILLEGAL source. If that happens, then we're back where we started with the same "problem" as we have now.

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    It was about time people understood what bittorret is and means, it is the best way to share everything with everyone simple and easy...
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