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    ‘Heroes’ Producer Recognizes Benefits of BitTorrent

    Post by myke on Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:22 am

    Rite, here at konnect we are neither for nor against the use of torrent sites.
    our job is only to review.
    so with that in mind, i found this little article.
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    ‘Heroes’ Producer Recognizes Benefits of BitTorrent
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    from a July 2nd article at torrentfreak.
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    Jesse Alexander has co-produced and written for both ‘Heroes’ and ‘Lost’, two of the most successful TV-series today. In addition to millions of viewers on TV, both shows are are also extremely popular on BitTorrent. In fact, millions of people share a single episode and this can go on to 10 million downloads per episode.

    One could argue that their availability on BitTorrent actually helped ‘Lost’ and ‘Heroes’ to build a stronger fanbase. With torrents, no-one has to miss an episode anymore which keeps the fans more engaged. So called “pirates” advertise the shows to their friends, or write about it on their blogs. Accordingly, when we asked Jesse Alexander whether he thinks that BitTorrent might have helped to reach a broader audience, he answered with a clear cut “Yes”.
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    Not that Jesse wants everybody to get the shows off BitTorrent, but he said that it certainly signals that there is a market for on-demand and interactive TV. “People watching shows such as Lost and Heroes on BitTorrent is the present world reality,” Jesse told TorrentFreak. TV networks have to recognize this, give their viewers more ways to interact with the shows, and find ways to generate revenue from every member of the global audience.”

    “It’s the same for music artists. The reality is, people share music. Artist now make money by driving people to concerts, through community websites, and by offering exclusive events. TV networks are focusing too much on one exclusive product, instead of building a community. This is a mistake I think.”

    The success of Heroes on BitTorrent didn’t pass by the cast of the show unnoticed either. “The cast and the people behind the scenes have all been talking about it,” Jesse said. As an example he mentioned last year’s promotional tour in France, where the actors were recognized by hundreds of fans, even though the show had not even premiered on TV yet.
    source.. Tech News by Mr. X.
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    like i said we are neither for nor against, this article is only for your own reading.
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    Re: ‘Heroes’ Producer Recognizes Benefits of BitTorrent

    Post by Bretteo on Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:51 pm

    Yeh no doubt that torrents help spread allot of publicity for shows but what he failed to mention is that its still illegal and comes with many heavy fines/charges

    but yeh torrents have there up's and downs just like anything else does.

    good article though
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    Re: ‘Heroes’ Producer Recognizes Benefits of BitTorrent

    Post by [xero] on Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:21 pm

    Finally somebody at the top realises how useful torrents can be! If used in the right way of course..

    But there is always a problem. Internet providers are having to start limiting users bandwidth per month now, and enforcing hefty charges when people go over their allocated limits. With the introduction of the BBC's iPlayer, channel 4's 4onDemand and other similar legal downloadable programs, the Internet is facing a whole new set of issues.. Those who download shows legally are also going to be penalised, so who wins? *shrug*

    Even so, nice find and it will be interesting to see if anybody else follows the lead Smile
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    Re: ‘Heroes’ Producer Recognizes Benefits of BitTorrent

    Post by myke on Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:12 pm

    yeh i know what your saying.....
    but i still think the way to go is to put adverts into the shows and let them pay for the free downloads.
    that way, the company's get there advertising, the shows get there ratings and we get the free downloads.
    seems good to me.. 24
    torrents and filesharing is actually totally legal, its just some of the content being shared and downloaded that illegal, due to copyright issues.

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