BBC to put key shows on file-sharing network

New Media Age today reports:

BBC Worldwide is to make many of its key shows available on a legal file-sharing network after agreeing a deal with US network Azureus, the developer of the BitTorrent software.

The announcement is the first time BBC Worldwide has agreed such a deal, with shows including ‘Little Britain’, ‘Red Dwarf’, ‘Doctor Who and ‘Monty Python’ available as high-quality downloads from Azureus’ new video sharing site Zudeo.

"This will be a very different experience from traditional file-sharing networks," said Gilles BianRosa, Azureus CEO. "Once you have watched a show, you can rate it, comment on it and recommend it to a friend."

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