With the shutdown of Extratorrent, one other main torrent website threw within the towel final spring. This additionally meant that many distinguished uploaders teams turned homeless. A number of of the most important gamers, together with ETTV, ETHD, and DTOne have now joined forces and launched their very own official obtain portal.
Earlier this yr the torrent group entered a state of shock when one other main torrent website immediately closed its doorways.
Having served torrents to the lots for over a decade, ExtraTorrent determined to throw within the towel, with out offering any element or an obvious motive.
“It’s time we are saying goodbye,” was all that ExtraTorrent operator SaM was prepared to say in a quick response.
Though ExtraTorrent isn’t any extra, the positioning’s title lives on due to a number of uploader teams that have been tied to the positioning. The TV and film torrent uploaders ETTV and ETHD continued their work on websites resembling The Pirate Bay and 1337x.
Whereas this labored nice, not all former “followers” knew the place to go. ETTV and ETHD torrents have been nonetheless downloaded thousands and thousands of occasions per week, however this exercise was scattered round websites that didn’t actually really feel like their previous house.
To fill this gap, ETTV, ETHD and DTOne have now joined forces and launched a torrent website of their very own, merely named ETTV.television.
“We have now launched a brand new website to cater to our followers,” the ETTV.television groups inform TorrentFreak.
“Because the shutdown of ExtraTorrent we have been homeless and our followers and followers didn’t know the place to seek out us. We determined, together with DTOne (previously DDR/ICTV/DUS), to come back collectively and make a website that may deliver our followers again.”
Whereas the teams in query had ExtraTorrent as their house, this isn’t a reincarnation of the defunct torrent website. ETTV.television is operated by completely different individuals and solely gives a curated collection of film and TV uploads.
The location could increase to different classes sooner or later, however for now, there aren’t any concrete plans to take action. It’s additionally a closed ecosystem, which means that solely a choose group of trusted uploaders is allowed so as to add new content material.
“We need to have a website for very best quality torrents thus we aren’t taking each uploader that comes knocking our doorways,” the ETTV.television crew explains. There are over 50,000 torrents on the positioning already however the uploaders are engaged on bringing their whole archive again on-line.
Because the website is new there are a number of bugs and different points too, which is one thing the positioning’s operators are holding a detailed eye on as effectively. They knowledgeable TorrentFreak that ETTV.television customers are inspired to report issues and include options.
The teams at the moment promote ETTV.television of their add notes on different websites and, although the positioning has solely been round for a couple of days, many shut followers have discovered their solution to it already.
Throughout the months and years to come back the teams hope to maintain these individuals on board, add some extra, and keep clear from any authorized issues.
“We hope we will reside as much as the belief we had up to now and proceed to serve our followers and followers,” ETTV.television concludes.