BitTorrent has released a multichannel app for live and linear programming.
The peer-to-peer video sharing platform has stated that the app will solve its provisioning and latency issues.
The app will broadcast a variety of content including sports, music, technology and news, and is designed to provide delivery of live video with sub-ten second latency.
In a blog post, BitTorrent stated, “The people here at BitTorrent have changed the way the internet works, and more than once. We are about to do it again with our sights firmly set on making live video streaming actually work.
“There has been enormous innovation in the distribution methods for pre-recorded video content on the internet. This has changed the way people watch scripted TV and movies.
“Unlike on-demand video streaming, which has established itself as a reliable consumption method, live-streaming broadcast is an ongoing problem in terms of both performance and monetisation.”
Launch partners include AWE, Clubbing TV Heroes TV, and Newsmax TV.