About four months ago we featured TVSource, a new specialized TV tracker based on SweDVDR’s source code. Few months into the launch, TVSource is doing quite well, but it didn't’ grow as fast as we expected. There’s nothing terribly wrong with the site but TVSource’s Swedish interface may have lead to the assumption that it only tracked Swedish releases. This may have slowed down their growth due to lack of interest by English speaking users. In case you’re wondering, TVSource is not a Swedish-only TV Tracker. Around 80% of all torrents tracked by it are actually English. You can find individual episodes of most shows aired in the US here – both High Definition content and XViD encoded releases are available for download.
Although many don’t know, TVSource is actually the sister site of DVDRsource – a tracker that has caused quite a lot of stir in the BitTorrent community recently. Both of these sites are based on the source code recently made public by SweDVDR when it shut down. As of 25/11/2009, TVSource currently tracks close to 1500 torrents and has an active user base of 3100+ members.
Speaking of the content, you’ll only find TV series on this tracker – there won’t be any movies, games or anything else. Right now one of TVSource’s main weaknesses is the lack of packs – there aren’t many full season packs around (when it comes to a TV tracker lots of these are expected). Individual episode torrents however are readily available. In addition to English releases, TVSource indexes Swedish and Nordic TV shows as well. There aren't many of these (only around 200 torrents) and they can easily be distinguished from English torrents thanks to the Flag category icon. TVSource currently tracks ~250 HD torrents and 1000+ XViD encoded releases.
If you care about them, pre times are pretty good for most of the uploaded torrents. Download speeds are decent but torrents could definitely do with some more leeching/seeding.
Last time we featured TVSource readers could only get in through a promotion for SvartaKatten members. But now the site is having totally legit open signups so feel free to check it out if you are interested.
Site Name: TVSource (http://www.tvsource.org)
Signup URL: http://www.tvsource.org/happysignup.php
In other news DVDRSource (TVSource’s sister site – a full DVD tracker) is also having open signups. You can read all about it in this article.