BitTorrent now offers pubTV downloads

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PBS will make episodes of pubTV series including Nova, History Detectives and Teletubbies available as $1.99 downloads via, the two companies announced today. The same shows will be available at as well. BitTorrent is peer-to-peer file sharing protocol that reduces the hardware and bandwidth burden of sharing large media files, such as films, by breaking them down and using the various network clients to distribute bits of the file to one another. It is one of the most popular means of illicit online music and movie swapping, but the actual company, BitTorrent Inc., only offers licensed full-length films, TV shows and music videos from Fox, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, and many other networks and cable channels.