I bet you’ve all heard about BitMeTV, Tv.Torrents.Ro and TVTorrents.com but have you ever heard of TvTorrentZ? TvTorrentZ (TVTZ) is another specialized TV Tracker that focuses a lot of active members and community. It has a relatively small user base compared to the likes of BMTV, TVT.COM, etc but TVTZ also has a unique ‘adoption’ system that extends lifetime of indexed torrents and promotes activity of all registered members. As you might have guessed, TVTZ is a private tracker and is usually closed for signup. They do not have an invites system and there is no IRC invites channel. So what’s the good news? At the time of this posting, there are over 125 free open signup slots waiting to be filled.


Before you signup for this tracker, there are several things you should know. First and foremost, how TVTZ functions is a lot different that your average torrent site. Their goal is to create a huge virtual hard disk shared among dedicated members. To support this concept, a unique system known as ‘adoptions’ has been introduced. All users are required to (as a bare minimum) adopt at least 2 children (season packs) and 2 pets (single episodes). Adopting a torrent is easy – however you need to first download it completely to your hard disk (since all new users start with a whopping 50GB free credit, this shouldn’t be a problem). To keep your adoptions alive you have to seed them for at least 8 hours per every 24 hours (in average). Adoptions are a good way to earn additional credits for your account. Speaking of Credits, they are TVTZ’s alternative to a ratio system - You need credits to download content from the tracker. So how will adopted torrents earn you credits? Read the following, (selected phrases quoted from the FAQ):

For every hour you seed your pet or child you will be given one seeding hour (SH), regardless of whether someone downloads your stuff or not.
Once you earn enough seeding hours, you can then exchange them for more credits!

To keep your adoptions you have to nurse them (seed them) for an average of 8 hours per day. If you nurse them more than the required 8 SH per day average, the extra SH goes into a buffer that will nurse the adoption during periods when you aren't seeding.

  • If you fulfill the minimum adoption requirements you will not be charged any Adoption fee.
  • If you don't fulfill the minimum adoption requirements you will each night be charged a 1 GB credits Adoption fee
  • New members have a 7 day grace period before the Adoption fee kicks in, so adopt as soon as possible!

It might be a little confusing at first and will need a little getting used to. But judging by the activity on some torrents, you have to admit that this is a system that works. For more information on how adoption, credits and seed hours work, we strongly recommend you read the Introduction and information given on signup page.

It might have a small user base but when it comes to content TVTZ is not so small. There are over 4000 active torrents and a lot of them are season packs. Almost all popular US TV Shows can be found on this site.

TVTorrentZ shows

Like we said earlier this site is currently open for signup. There are just around 125 free spots remaining (at time of this post) and you might want to hurry if you want to join. Correct answers will need to be given for all questions on signup page – if you read the info that’s given above the signup form, this shouldn’t be a problem (also, be careful when ticking checkboxes). 

Site Name: TVTorrentz (http://www.tvtorrentz.org)

Signup: http://www.tvtorrentz.org/signup.php

Support IRC: irc://irc.freequest.net/tvtorrentz

Announce IRC: irc://irc.freequest.net/tvtorrentz-announce

If you couldn’t make it during the current open signup, don’t worry - according to site admins there will be several more open registrations (each with around 200 free slots) in the next couple of weeks. Keep checking back (or follow us on Twitter - we’ll let you know when it opens up again).

Special thanks to TVTZ admins/sysops and staff.


  1. Tanaka // 9/05/2009 05:19:00 PM  

    A grate tracker, 2hours ago i created my account, its awesome, and the unique system with addoption ... grate.

  2. Violated // 9/05/2009 05:43:00 PM  

    Technically this is a ratio free TV tracker :)
    Thanks for the info.

  3. aqua // 9/05/2009 08:17:00 PM  

    difficulty answering questions, and I could not sign up: S

  4. TEAM FILEnetworks // 9/05/2009 09:23:00 PM  

    There are still some spots available so you could keep trying.

  5. karansawhney // 9/06/2009 12:52:00 AM  

    TEAM FILEnetworks@ i m not able to open demonoid.com on my computer from few days. wenever i open it it shows white screen thr ... can u tell me wats wrng ????

  6. eve // 9/06/2009 06:48:00 PM  
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  7. eve // 9/06/2009 07:57:00 PM  

    No money involved in TVTZ.
    No ads, no donations ...

  8. aqua // 9/16/2009 06:47:00 PM  

    I can not answer questions in English, while weaker members, please help

  9. Neil // 9/17/2009 08:55:00 PM  

    The whole site is in English, Aqua, so if you can't answer the questions (which just make sure you have read what you are agreeing to) how can you possibly get the most from this great site?

  10. macanazo // 12/05/2009 08:32:00 PM  

    whats up with those questions? WTF? i couldnt sign up!!! TEAM Networks or LIGHTNING TOWERSTRUCK, can you please contact their admin for me? Longtime reader, twitter subscriber, and torrent devotee here.

  11. Michael // 12/05/2009 09:12:00 PM  

    whats with all the questions this is BS

  12. Khodi // 12/06/2009 01:02:00 AM  

    BULLSHUCK! I'm a long-time torrent user and I couldn't thread my way through their stupid semantic question/answer games. Bad experience, I don't want to help these pretentious people.

  13. Khodi // 12/06/2009 01:03:00 AM  

    BULLSHUCK! I'm a long-time torrent user (native english speaker) who could not thread my way through their stupid, semantic question/answer games. Bad experience, I don't want to help these pretentious people.

  14. fabio // 12/06/2009 02:53:00 AM  

    Michael and Khodi,

    Don't trash a tracker just because you were unable to get in! They are the best tracker ever! If you really pay attention to read their rules and understand how BitTorrent works, you should be able to get in! Just like I did!

    I didn't understand much about BitTorrent but that's why google and wikipedia exist! I didn't have to look for or even read much to answer their questions!

    Do your homework and you'll see!

    In fact, don't! They don't need such kind of users!

    And just FYI, I am NOT an English native speaker!

  15. Michael // 12/06/2009 09:12:00 PM  

    fabio there are a shit tracker anyways i have plently of other sites that are better than this piece of fucking shit and i know about bittorrents as well so STFU
    oh and these "All users are required to (as a bare minimum) adopt at least 2 children (season packs) and 2 pets (single episodes)"
    WTF is going on this is fucking stupid there are like a fucking dictator with all these BS rules

  16. dobbie // 12/15/2009 01:47:00 AM  

    I also answered something wrong...and have used up all my tries :( I've answered all the questions on the first part correctly (they must be, I can verify each answer with its info up top.)The questions on the bottom (regarding general torrent commonsense)must be where I'm making the mistake... But to all my "private tracker community experience" I'm answering those correctly also. And I'm not sure if there's a timer to when I can reapply or what. I wish there was a person or mod who asked the questions, and made a decision based on your responses.any help or suggestions out there? Site seems like a perfect match for me...

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