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Norwegian State TV Launches its own BitTorrent Tracker using opentracker

By taklamakan | March 8, 2009

We are proud to announce that the Norwegian State TV Launches its own BitTorrent Tracker and they are using the opentracker software!

Maybe we will get a barrel of norwegian beer some day? :-)

Seems like the Norwegian State TV has understood what their viewers want, to quote Torrentfreak: “NRK understands that the traditional distribution methods are changing, and that their viewers want to consume television shows wherever and whenever they want. The way people consume music and video has changed, and NRK doesn’t want to fall behind.”

Hurray for Norwegian State TV!

Topics: free speech, history | 8 Comments »

8 Responses to “Norwegian State TV Launches its own BitTorrent Tracker using opentracker”

  1. eirikso Says:
    March 9th, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Beer, dinner, wine, champagne etc. On us when we meet AFK. Rock on!

  2. Riku V Says:
    March 27th, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Hooray Norway! I hope Finland will have this soon, every channel should actually have one!!


    When is the opentracker TAR coming?
    Also I need a proper video tutorial for installing (I know, I suck :( )
    Just wanting to try it out.. I hope its n00b friendly too Oo

  3. PlentyofTorrents Says:
    April 6th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Everybody should be doing this, I hope Canada does.
    TY Norway!

  4. Øyvind Sæther Says:
    April 8th, 2009 at 4:53 am

    I used to live in Norway. Norway is a NATO member and a close US ally. I started distributing documentaries who document NATOs false-flag terror operations in 2004. I also wrote a lot of information about this on the net. It did not take long before the Norwegian secret police tortured me. I fled to Sweden and I have been living there ever since.

    It is good that the state propaganda channel NRK now use BitTorrent to distribute their lies from a technical standpoint.

    But to put a “free speech” tag on it, that’s a sick joke. There is no free speech on NRK, and if you say something wrong elsewhere while in Norway then they simply torture you.

  5. klaxon Says:
    May 19th, 2009 at 11:03 am

    the cvs url not work ):
    cvs -d co opentracker
    cvs [checkout aborted]: connect to failed: Connection refused

    where i get latest code ?


  6. Cookie Says:
    August 27th, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    off topic: is the tracker ever going to be back up?

  7. haansgruber Says:
    September 17th, 2009 at 3:50 pm


    I had the same thing happen to me in the us. governments protect their lies with the armed force of “the good guys”

    They always have, they probably always will


    haans :)

  8. Torkel Bjørnson Says:
    October 13th, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    @Øyvind Sæthers

    I live in Norway and must say I totally *disagree* with Øyvind Sæthers description of Norway as a police state, that the free speech is weak, and that NRK is a state-controlled propaganda channel.

    NRK3 has aired documentaries from Irak and Afganistan with an clear anti-war bias. The Norwegian media supported the war in Irak at first,
    but turned as the public opinion changed (or was it the other way around).

    «… tortured by the secret police» — you must be joking! :) If not, I think it’s quite rude and arrogant to the people who actually has been tortured.

    Of course the police behaves badly sometimes, and Amnesty has criticized the prison regulations, but thats another story.

    I’m not an expert on this, but I think the state and police is more “controlling” in Sweden. I.e., the FRA law, and the war on drugs.

    I think Øyvind Sæthers has an affinity for conspiracies :)