The first BitTorrent television has been produced by Vestel
September 09th, 2011 - 11:45 am ET by
Vestel has created a prototype television with a never before seen function, presenting it at the IFA 2011 show. The television is capable of connecting to BitTorrent servers to publish and share multimedia content.
Manufacturer Vestel has taken advantage of the IFA 2011 show to demonstrate a prototype television which has the particularity of being BitTorrent certified. The product will also allow user to connect to the Internet to publish and share multimedia content directly from their lounge room.
Hakan Kutlu, marketing manager at Vestel, has declared that this television will allow you to “access any kind of content, be it personal or available on the Internet, from your lounge room”.
The question of legality is a whole other matter though, as the BitTorrent service, while used to distribute content free of copyright protection, also allows for illegal content. In any event, Vestel indicates that their product should simplify downloading, which will open it up to an even wider public.
As an extension to this, the company is also planning on developing other devices like DVD and Blu-ray players which will also have a link with BitTorrent.