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CBC to distribute “Canada’s Next Great Prime Minister” via BitTorrent

If you follow Slashdot, Digg, etc. you might already have heard of this, but CBC is going to distribute the final episode of Canada’s Next Great Prime Minister via BitTorrent immediately following the prime time broadcast of the show this evening. That’s right, a complete, DRM-free XVID AVI file, along with an H.264 version you can download to your iPod.

As a favour to them, I’ll be helping a couple of the folks from TV A&E seed the torrent file this evening. Hopefully the bandwidth demand won’t be too onerous.

For more info, check out the CNGPM blog entry on this topic.