Team BitTorrent is at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas! It’s been a busy morning. Not only are we setting up our demo suite at the Las Vegas Hilton, but we’ve just announced a bunch of company news.
First and foremost…we’ve just announced four new strategic consumer electronics partnerships, designed to enable you to discover, play, share and move all types of personal media, regardless of size, type or format, so that you can play high-quality content in your living room. The partners announced today will offer a variety of “BitTorrent Certified” devices including TVs, set-top boxes, media adapters, and Blu-ray players in key markets:
- – BBK: Developing BitTorrent Certified devices for the Russian market, including TVs, Blu-ray/DVD players and media adapters. Press release
- – Dune HD: Designing, developing and marketing BitTorrent Certified Dune HD media players in Europe and Asia. Press release
- – AirTies: Certifying network-attached storage devices (NAS), set-top boxes, and popular home router lines for sale in Europe, Russia, Ukraine, and Turkey; will also provide existing customers with an easy software upgrade for devices already in the field. Press release
- – Antik: A Slovakia-based manufacturer of IPTV devices that has launched the first BitTorrent Certified set-top box. The Juice product line is able to download, share and play torrent files directly on the TV. Press release
Second, we’ve surpassed the 150 million active monthly user mark! (Press release here).
In December 2011, the classic BitTorrent Mainline client boasted over 20 million active monthly users, while the legendary tiny-but-mighty µTorrent client grew to over 132 million active monthly users. The numbers represent an aggregate count of both software clients running on Windows, Mac, Android and Linux platforms.
In the press release, our CEO Eric Klinker said,
“This marks an amazing milestone for our company and we want to thank our loyal users and partners for their support. Our protocol and software clients have become some of the most pervasive pieces of technology in Internet history,” said Eric Klinker, CEO of BitTorrent. “We look forward to another exciting year of growth and we continue expanding our product lines to meet the needs of consumers creating and consuming high-quality personal media files on a broad range of consumer electronics devices.”
We’d just like to say a huge thank you to all of our partners and users across the world. We’re looking forward to a very prosperous 2012. Happy New Year!