BitTorrent launching original content

Technology firm BitTorrent will launch first original TV series, entitled Children of the Machine, in the autumn of 2015.

The eight-episode show will be a free download on BitTorrent’s file-sharing network supported by advertising, although fans will be able to pay $4.95 for an ad-free version, or $9.95 for that plus bonus content.

“This is a science fiction show catered to the typical tech-savvy, male-dominated audience,” producer Marco Weber told AdWeek. “We’re not trying to launch a romantic comedy, so the concept of this show moved us toward BitTorrent.”

BitTorrent claims to have more than 170 million monthly active users on its network, with 40 million of them using it every day.

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