Breaking Bad Final Season Hit BitTorrentAdded: Saturday, August 24th, 2013
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The return of Breaking Bad has naturally generated lots of buzz online. In the meanwhile, viewers in the United Kingdom were able to get the latest episode from Netflix and iTunes within hours of its airing in the United States. Nevertheless, a lot of viewers preferred to download the Blood Money episode from torrents instead.
Industry observers claim that some 80,000 people were sharing the latest episode within hours of it appearing on the Internet. Indeed, the statistics revealed that torrented downloads had topped 500,000 within 12 hours. Such figures only cover downloads, while there are many viewers who watched the series on unlicensed streaming services. Those are known to have become an increasingly high-profile headache for broadcasters recently.
The tech blog TorrentFreak calculated that one day after the episode aired online, Australian fans accounted for over 16% of its BitTorrent downloads, followed by the US (less than 16%), Canada (less than 10%) and the UK (8.5%).
It proves that the Australians are turning to piracy in greater numbers, and reason is clear – people are frustrated at the long delays between popular TV shows airing in the United States and being broadcast in Australia.
For example, in the UK, there is evidence of a move by the AMC network to drastically shorten this sort of geographical “window”, with Breaking Bad available to stream on Netflix and purchase on Apple’s iTunes Store within mere hours of the American premiere.
According to AMC, almost 6 million Americans watched the final season premiere on the 11th of August, while ratings company Nielsen tracked over 760,000 tweets from 400,000 users during the broadcast. So, shortening those geographic windows is one key tactic for the TV industry to curb the piracy fuelled by fans’ determination to join in the buzz around popular shows shortly after they air in the United States.
Earlier in August, TWC CEO Alan Bewkes made headlines saying that piracy of Game of Thrones, produced by his company’s HBO subsidiary, was a phenomenon of “a tremendous word of mouth thing”. He admitted that they have been dealing with this for a few decades and realized that it just leads to more paying subs. Bewkes even said that the Game of Thrones being the most pirated show worldwide is better than an Emmy.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for the source of the article
August 24th,2013Posted by:
Saturday, August 24th, 2013
|The tittle of this article made me think that the entire season had been leaked... biggest let down ever.|
I think it would compare with the best orgasm ever after sex only to immediately find out it was a guy you just [email protected]
|posted by (2013-08-24 21:31:00)|
|FYI, the title's are never close to being accurate.|
|posted by (2013-08-24 23:04:41)|
|potluck ME TOO this is false advertizing|
|posted by (2013-08-24 23:41:33)|
|Yeah, I agree that I wouldn't download so much if us Aussies got TV shows and sometimes even movies at worst 2 days later than the US.|
I don't even watch TV anymore. Just download and watch it when I feel like it, Ad free.
I also got caught out by the title in case anyone was wondering, haha.
|posted by (2013-08-25 11:13:38)|
|1-Title of article is misleading|
2- If the point of the article is to show that a delay in broadcast leads to downloading then why is it Americans download at same percent (16) as Aussies. Americans are not getting the delay that the U.K. and Aussies get yet download at a higher rate then the U.K. and same as Aussies,doesnt make sense.
|#4, Whats TV ? lol||
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