Following Norwegian broadcaster NRK’s highly-successful trial of using BitTorrent for program distribution, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has just released a prime-time episode of Canada’s Next Great Prime Minister onto the torrent globally.
According to the last100 report, the CBC’s media release was clear:
“The show will be completely free (and legal) for you to download, share & burn to your heart’s desire.”
In a follow-up post Inside story: the making of a legal TV ‘torrent’,
freelance producer Interactive Producer for CBC Guinevere Orvis explains how they got the approvals sorted within the CBC.