Ashwin Navin from BitTorrent inc. announced at the Cannes film festival that BitTorrent is working out deals with various Chinese movie and TV-companies. Navin hopes commercial distribution of movies and TV-shows in China will be up by the end of 2006.
“They’ve (Chinese movie and TV-companies) been very receptive. Everyone knows what BitTorrent is. If there’s a way for them to protect their films and distribute their films legally, making the money they are not making now, I think there’s mutual interest for BitTorrent and the Hong Kong film industry.We hope the service can be up this year.”