Emmy-winning producer Harrison Bohrman will be the peer to-peer channel- Bit Torrent’s news director.
BitTorrent is Launching a News Channel
BitTorrent has announced that they are going to launch a streaming News channel, which will be named BitTorrent News. They have hired a former CNN producer to head this new venture. Harrison Bohrman, winner of an Emmy and three Peabody awards during the five years when he had covered politics for CNN, will become the head of the BitTorrent news channel. Rumours about this launching of the news channel went viral, when Variety was said to have first spotted the a job listing for the post, which has now been filled by Bohrman.
When will the BitTorrent News Channel be launched?
The BitTorrent is News channel is set to launch before the US presidential election. While it will feature the coverage of News channel like CNN, the job listing has also said- “we’re building a lean team to start, and early on we expect everyone will wear many hats.” It will also cover breaking “political campaigns, sporting events, tech and cultural events.”
The peer-to peer company already runs a live streaming service called BitTorrent Live. It also has OTT News App, which is available for Apple TV, iOS and Android. The news and live streaming is an effort on the part of BitTorrent to prevent file sharing and piracy.
Bohrman- the first News Director
Bohrman, whose last employment was with Viceland, will be busy to start with this new venture-“As BitTorrent’s first ever News Director, [he] is tasked with building a news team from the ground up, leading the development, planning and production for BitTorrent News,” the company said.