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.
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)
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.