BitTorrent finally announced today the launch of its new website, called the BitTorrent Entertainment Network. The new network has been anticipated for some time and includes a library of downloadable digital entertainment from 20th Century Fox, Lions Gate, MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and BitTorrent's newest partner, MGM.
BitTorrent users can rent movies, purchase television shows and music videos, and publish and share their own content.
BitTorrent has long been famous as a peer-to-peer file sharing system that is commonly associated with illegal file sharing. The company estimates around 135 million BitTorrent clients, which naturally was very appealing when it approached entertainment providers with a secure and protected way to promote their products.
BitTorrent's newest entertainment network partner is MGM, which puts the roster of over 35 content partners. At launch, the network will feature over 5,000 titles of movies, TV shows, PC games and music content, as well as over 40 hours of HD programming.