This is really exciting. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) will be posting the next episode of “Canada’s Next Great Prime Minister” with BitTorrent (here’s the announcement). That in itself is cool, but there’s more: they say that the inspiration for the project came from reading Cory Doctorow’s (a Miro board member) post about how the NRK in Norway was having great success this way and saving thousands of dollars a month. NRK recommends Miro and does most of their BitTorrent distribution through Miro, since it’s the easiest way for folks to download and watch BitTorrent videos.
This is the first trickle of what could be a rush of video publishers, tv stations, and public broadcasters using BitTorrent to save money and reach a wide audience with high quality video. This is exactly the kind of thing Miro was created to enable! We believe every publisher should be able to reach thousands and even millions of people with HD video and low bandwidth costs.
Here’s more about TV shows distributing video with BitTorrent and Miro: