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Bohrman, who covered breaking news and presidential elections as writer and producer at CNN for five years before joining Vice as senior development producer, will set about building a news team from scratch for a new division called BitTorrent News.
BitTorrent (full name “BitTorrent Inc”) is best known as the company that develops the BitTorrent peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing protocol, as well as the uTorrent app that’s built on the protocol.
The company has entered a transformation phase of late as it looks to move away from associations with illegal file-sharing and piracy, instead pushing itself as a media distribution company, with multichannel video streaming apps and original TV shows emerging from its vaults.
More recently, BitTorrent announced that it was spinning out its Sync business into a standalone company called Resilio, and a couple of weeks back it announced an overhaul of its Bundle platform, with a new name, mobile-focused apps, and ad-supported streaming monetization for producers.
Now, with BitTorrent News in the works, the P2P file-sharing company’s transformation is entering a crucial phase. The company hasn’t confirmed a timescale for the launch of the new network, though did say tell VentureBeat it would be “very soon.”
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