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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > 3rd Episode of BitTorrent Exclusive TV-Series Released

3rd Episode of BitTorrent Exclusive TV-Series Released

3rd Episode of BitTorrent Exclusive TV-Series Released

Added: Friday, April 1st, 2011
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
While majority of people in the creative industry consider BitTorrent as a convenient tool to download illegal content without the consent of rights holders, many artists also see it as a part of their business. For example, the BitTorrent-only TV-series called “Pioneer One” could be considered one of the most progressive projects in this area, releasing the 3rd episode this week and scheduling the 4th for the coming weeks.

The idea of two filmmakers to create a public-funded TV-show which would be released on BitTorrent only was born almost a year ago, but in the following months it transformed into reality. Within just a few days the filmmakers gathered enough money to make a pilot, which was released last summer on the VODO platform. This kind of distribution guaranteed maximum exposure via such partners as FrostWire and The Pirate Bay. However, getting Internet community to download the series was the easiest part of the puzzle, as there were still 5 episodes to go with the first season.

Fortunately, lots of people liked the pilot and donated money to keep the project going, which totaled to additional $20,000 collected in just two weeks. This way, the counter topped the $30,000 mark by fall, which was enough to make more episodes. The 2nd episode was released late in 2010, and the 3rd one has just come out. Moreover, the 4th is already scheduled for a release in April. The series writer Josh Bernhard believes that despite the unusual release format the film’s fan base is growing, and not just among BitTorrent users. In fact, other moviemakers and traditional TV people are also engaged into assessing the series, as the peer-funded episode has even won an award for “Best Drama Pilot” at the New York Television Festival. Of course, this was a huge morale booster for the creators.

Despite the fact that the crew of the series has already left their mark on history, there’s still one downside to the BitTorrent model. Everyone knows that shooting a TV show costs money, which comes mostly from peers. In fact, the filmmakers have to raise money after every release in order to finish the first season. As we can see, they are doing a good job, so you are invited to chip in if you support the creators that believe that finishing out the season of 6 episodes will be a great achievement.

Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article

April 1st,2011

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Date:  Friday, April 1st, 2011

Comments (3) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2011-04-01 22:16:07)
shoota90 avatarthankyou sam i am enjoying the series.

posted by (2011-04-04 03:43:35)
DEMONLORD avatarcool

posted by (2011-04-05 03:39:45)
thomcomstock avatarThank you very much for everyone's time and effort and hard-earned cash.

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