Bit-Torrent, wave of the future?
Here is a new thought so bear with me.
Pirating music became very popular, but because of file shareing we now have legal sites where you can pay-per-download music.
So is TV the next on the list? You can find and bit-torrent just about anything seen on TV these days. So how soon before Channel companies set up an official membership site where for a subscription fee you can download/bit-torrent select shows legally?
It could eventually make Cable obselete as well as video recorders. The company can still make their money on commercials by including them in the download just like a regular show. The veiwers would no longer have to worry about when their show is on. Have a subscription? Download it when you want (within a timeframe) and watch it then. The number of downloads can even be used to figeure out their veiwer rating, by itself or added to the TV veiwership rating. It should still be covered under copywrite laws and usuable only for home veiwing. It would also allow them to test market their pilots. They could put them up for subscribers with a feedback rating systems attached so that they could find out before paying for additional episodes just what the public would actually think.
So, what do you all think?