Streaming Makes BitTorrent DropAdded: Monday, June 10th, 2013
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, www.extratorrent.com, 2013
A recent report from policy control company Sandvine revealed that BitTorrent accommodates less and less traffic in the United States. The statistics say that BitTorrent only generated less than 10% of peak-period traffic within the past 6 months, compared to 20% last year and 25% in 2011. The report pointed to streaming video services like Netflix and the fact that such services improved considerably in terms of availability of their subscriber-based content, which became the main reason of the great drop in popularity of BitTorrent.
The researchers believe that as more real-time entertainment sources are made available to the consumers, the rate of decline in share will start accelerating. It turned out that Netflix managed to hold on to a leading 29% peak-period traffic share in the United States. The second place was taken by YouTube, which also went up 1.5% this year compared to 2012 (from 14% to 15.5%).
In the meanwhile, things behave differently when it comes to Europe. There BitTorrent peak period traffic share is still as high as 40.63%. In the Asia Pacific region BitTorrent also remains the undisputed leader of traffic. The reason is that such services as Netflix haven’t penetrated the market yet. The report says that subscribers are likely using apps like BitTorrent to access creative content unavailable in their region.
The researchers believe that file-sharing share of traffic may have finally reached its peak and will start experiencing a steady and significant decline, with paid video services expanding their availability in the region. In response, Matt Mason, BitTorrent’s Executive Director of Marketing and Content, brought some arguments to the industry on why broadband providers should seriously consider using the protocol themselves.
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Monday, June 10th, 2013
|posted by (2013-06-10 19:03:00)|
|The only reason I would download a torrent is if I missed the show being streamed live or the download speed of the stream was crap...|
Saving movies on your machine is just a waste of space if you have a decent internet connection, besides...the crapola being produced these days isnt worth keeping.
|Thats bs. you can still see more people dl the music from other sites than itunes and other overpriced sites FOR FREE. Saving/downloading movies are so popular now and #1 you are wrong about waste of space of the movies .. EVERY movie released is out within a day online and all tv shows and games ....||
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