Vestel Launched First Bittorrent Certified Smart TV

  • Posted on: 6 September 2011
  • By: chw staff

Vestel the manufacturer of digital televison and BitTorrent have join forces to create the world's first BitTorrent Certified Digital TV. The television was on show at this year’s IFA show in Berlin. Vestel said the new BitTorrent Certified TV will enable consumers to find, play and share all types of personal media, independently produced content and internet files directly on their TV.

The BitTorrent certification program and brand assures consumers that any content will playback. Certified consumer electronics devices (TVs, Blue-ray/DVD players, media extenders, NAS devices and more) will seamlessly play content via BitTorrent.

"Consumers want all types of personal media and Internet content in their living rooms and the TV remains the most desired device for consuming this digital media, regardless of source," said Hakan Kutlu, deputy general manager responsible for marketing at Vestel. "BitTorrent certification helps our TV line meet this consumer demand and ensures that Vestel products remain at the forefront of technology innovation and adoption."

Device manufacturers also allow users to stream content from their BitTorrent libraries, all from a 4-button TV, DVD/BD Player or media adapter remote. The most advanced BitTorrent solution enables consumers to download photos, video, and audio directly to devices.

"People want access to their entire content library – personal media, Internet files, and artist approved content – regardless of source, media type, or file format. Vestel understands this consumer demand and will use BitTorrent certification to help ensure that users of their TV products will have access to a powerful, open ecosystem that guarantees consumers can play any content on any Vestel TV that is BitTorrent Certified," said Shahi Ghanem, chief strategist at BitTorrent.