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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Hit BBC show "Sorted" to be available on Azureus P2P in HD

Hit BBC show "Sorted" to be available on Azureus P2P in HD

[It is heartening to see BBC take such a forward looking step in terms of distributing its content. From Dewayne Hendrick's list -- BSA]

[Note: Along with Joost, the p2p content space is starting to get
very interesting! Vuze is still in beta, check it out like I am.
Unlike Joost, you don't need an invited from someone to give it a
try. DLH]


Palo Alto, Calif. – April 5, 2007 — Azureus, a global leader in
aggregating and
distributing long-form, high quality video via the Internet’s most
popular media peer-to-
peer (P2P) application, today announced that it will premiere the
BBC’s hit six-part
series, Sorted, on its next-generation peer-to-peer (P2P) platform
dubbed Vuze
(, which launched today. Sorted represents the first in
a series of
programs that Azureus and BBC Worldwide will make available in High
Definition on the
Vuze platform, as part of a distribution partnership announced
December 2006, the first
ever peer-to-peer (P2P) deal for BBC.

Sorted follows the lives of six working-class postmen living in
northwest England.
Played by Neil Dudgen (The Street, Bridget Jones: The Edge of
Reason), Hugo Spear
(Love Lies Bleeding, Bleak House, The Full Monty), Dean Lennox Kelly
(Shameless, A
Midsummer Night’s Dream), Will Mellor (Two Pints of Lager and a
Packet of Crisps),
Mark Womack (Mersey Beat, Liverpool 1) and Cal Macaninch, the men and
significant others, played by Eva Pope (Shadow Man, Bad Girls), Tracy-
Ann Oberman
(East Enders, Big Train) and Nina Sosanya, experience the
complexities of modern-day
love, work, family, secrets, passions and fears. Storylines are
stitched throughout the
series, but each episode is dedicated to one of the six postmen.

“Sorted is an entertaining, lively and enlightening series, and we
are thrilled that BBC
Worldwide has given us the opportunity to premiere it to a U.S.
audience,” said Gilles
BianRosa, CEO of Azureus. “Through the Vuze platform, viewers can
experience shows
like Sorted that they wouldn’t normally have access to, and enjoy
viewing them in High

Critically acclaimed during its initial broadcast run on BBC1, Sorted
held approximately
20 percent of the audience share, beating out top rated series such
as CSI:Miami. All
six episodes of Sorted are available now at

Vuze breaks new ground by offering a powerful tool set of enhanced
features and
functions that enable content providers to easily publish, showcase
and distribute high
resolution, long form content in High Definition or DVD quality over
the Internet.
Premiering today with a revamped navigation system and search engine,
Vuze was
redesigned to accommodate the massive influx of content from
publishers, large and
small, and help viewers quickly find what they want. Formerly code-
named Zudeo, the
site already attracts more than two million unique monthly visitors
after only two months
in existence.

About Azureus Inc.

Azureus Inc. is the provider of the most popular P2P application for
the transfer of large
media files. With more than three years of technology innovation,
proven robustness,
and more than 140 million downloads of its application, Azureus users
connect with one
another from more than 100 countries and 40 languages.

Today, Azureus operates a leading global video aggregation and
distribution platform
driven by the exchange of long-form, High Definition or DVD quality
videos, as well
as licensed digital content from leading media companies. The company
has recently
announced content partnerships with Showtime, A&E Networks (including
A&E, History,
and Biography channels), BBC Worldwide, Bennett Media Worldwide, G4
TV, National
Geographic, and Starz Media.

The new commercial-grade platform is supported by powerful peer-
sharing technology,
enabling its vast global community the ability to browse, share,
search and discover
unique multimedia entertainment in a high-resolution format. Visit for
more information.=