Breaking Bad Emmy Win Ignited PiracyAdded: Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
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The recent research revealed that the Emmy’s award ceremony has led to a piracy surge for many of the nominated shows. For example, the winner Breaking Bad saw increase in the number of file-sharers fourfold overnight because of the increased exposure. Pirate interest for other nominated shows also rocketed.
As we all today understand, people have various motivations to pirate TV shows and other content. One of the factors is availability. Another factor is price. Industry experts claim that one more important driver of piracy is exposure or promotion via traditional media. This is evidenced by the recent research from piracy monitoring company CEG TEK. The latter found out that the interest in pirated copies of Emmy-nominated TV series peaked after the award ceremony aired on TV.
CEG TEK had a task to measure the BitTorrent swarms of fifty Emmy-nominated TV shows, and the company found a big rise in overall piracy rates. For instance, Breaking Bad, winner of the Emmy for best drama series and a number of other awards, saw more than 400% increase in file-sharing after the Emmys.
Other nominated shows had the same fate: pirate’s interest in True Detective, House of Cards, Homeland and The Newsroom also rocketed by almost 350% the day after the Primetime Emmy Awards broadcast. These spikes are quite uncommon, says CEG TEK. The company noted that 47 of the 50 nominated shows they monitored witnessed an increase in unauthorized file-sharing activity.
While under the common conditions piracy peaks on weekends, of the 50 shows monitored by the researchers, 47 were pirated more as a result of the award show. This demonstrates that the prestige of the Emmys is alive and well. Although an Emmy award is obviously a big win, some representatives of the TV industry think that being the most pirated TV show may do even more to boost a show’s profile. According to the CEO of HBO’s parent company Time Warner, the Game of Thrones piracy resulted in the increased number of subscriptions for HBO, and they had to admit that receiving the title of “most pirated” show was “better than an Emmy” – at least in the financial term. Thus, Breaking Bad can welcome a double score in this case.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
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Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
|Maybe when TV shows stop wasting 20 minutes of my life I can't get back advertising s*it nobody wants or cares about I might start watching them on TV and when they show them same time as US people might not torrent as much but prices for subscription channels is ridiculous.|
|posted by (2014-09-09 15:24:14)|
|i don't see how people call pirating TV shows. I watch most of my favorites in TV then i download the same in HD and add it my collection.|
|posted by (2014-09-09 22:11:22)|
|" These spikes are quite uncommon, says CEG TEK "|
Uncommon you are kidding me right this must be the first time out of for your tiny hole company doing tracking.
For torrent users its very very common . .
|All breaking bad seasons are on netflix and thats cheap but if you are in uk netflix is abit of a letdown because dont get half as much as americans|
|Emmy's were 15 days ago. Way to stay current Extratorrent.|
|I pirate a lot of tv shows from the US, reasons are because by the time we get here in UK, plots & spoilers on twitter and general internet forums ruin the shows. Also we never know if we're getting the shows anyway, and by the time we do get them they've already been cancelled so not worth watching. I pay for premium subscription tv so technically i am already paying to watch these shows, i just don't re-watch them when they are broadcast over here.|
|xcelnt show,btw..and "no news is good news"..thanks 4 the post @Ozi....|
|posted by (2014-09-13 07:32:34)|
|Does this mean they will ban the Emmy Awards for being responsible for online piracy?||
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