If rumors are true European ISP’s (Internet Service Providers) are starting to crack down on Bit Torrent users – we’ve seen reports stating that the ISP’s are refusing to hand out IP information to content owners through DMCA rules. Users that are soliciting illegal content become dependent on private IP trackers, or streaming services. Growing popularity of streaming applications such as KODI (former XBMC) and Genesis isn’t showing any signs of slowdown, with the very latest news being that Torrents Time streaming plug-in is now supported by The Pirate Bay, world’s largest torrent site. The Pirate Bay is not the only one, as KickAss Torrents are also adding support. By streaming Bit
Ipsos OTX, a research and social strategy company, says sitting in front of the TV is still the preferred viewing experience. Eighty six percent of adults out of 15,551 in 20 countries are traditional couch potatoes. According to their statistics, several respondents admitted to accessing video in multiple ways. The company quotes 27 percent as streaming/downloading TV/video via computer, 16 percent streaming Internet video to TV, 16 percent are using DVR/recording devices to view video entertainment, and only 1710 in 15.5 thousand watching on mobile. Depending on the method of watching entertainment, the results resemble a roller coaster, up and down depending on the modality.