If you have been reading FILEnetworks for some time you probably already know about ‘The.BZ’ tracker family (if you don’t then read this article). TBZ studios are the driving force behind four very unique trackers in the BitTorrent scene; The Box, The Vault, The Place and The Occult. This post however is not about any one of these sites; it’s about TBZ’s latest project, ‘The Empire’ (also known as TE). The Empire is a private torrent tracker for TV and radio shows. It however is not just another TV tracker indexing content you can already find on BMTV, TVT.COM and a dozen other sites. TE specializes in shows from commonwealth countries – television shows from Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and other regions may be found here. If you download TV shows over BitTorrent, you might want to keep an eye on this site – not only because it tracks rare content but because when it comes to creating specialized trackers, TBZ usually kick ass.

The Empire

An announcement of TE’s launch was made on its sister site ‘The Box’. Quoted below is a post by TBZ staff which explains the story behind ‘The Empire’.

Behind the scenes at TBZ Studios, we've been working on a new project that we're finally ready to unveil to the world...
TheBox has become one of the go-to places on the internet for your favorite British show cravings. We got to thinkin': "Wouldn't that be great to provide this awesomeness to users in other countries?"
Well, look no futher as we're proud to present: http://www.TheEmpire.bz.
TheEmpire, or TE for us lazy typers, will be dedicated to the finest television and radio broadcasts from the commonwealth countries; countries such as Canada, Australia, and New Zealand just to name a few. Here's a complete list of countries.
We've opened up 5,000 slots for immediate signup and we're offering it to users of TheBox first. So if you like your Commonwealth TV and Radio, go ahead and reserve your slot today at http://www.theempire.bz/signup.php and help us make it a great site!
So please look around, upload some shows you've got sittin' on the computer, and play in the forums.
This should be a whole bunch of fun!
~ t.bz staff

Although just a few hours into the final launch, TE already indexes around 125 torrents. Expect this number of rapidly increase in the coming days as news of the launch spreads in the BitTorrent community and TE’s uploader team expands. TV & radio shows including soaps, reality, travel, wildlife, documentaries, kids shows, drama, comedy, news, game shows, sports, talk shows, mystery, crime, etc from a number of different countries (full list of allowed countries here) will be indexed here. The screenshot below captures some of the torrents already indexed on TE:

The Empire Index

As stated in the forum post by TBZ SysOp (quoted above), public signups for The Empire will be open until the site reaches 5000 users. It’s good to see them trying to start off with a decent user base instead of restricting new registrations – being ‘too private’ can also lead to the downfall of a new tracker. Expect the free signup slots to be filled up pretty soon. TE will have the backing of thousands of users who are already members of the TBZ family plus this is likely to be a hot topic in BitTorrent news forums and blogs, which will drive more members to this tracker.

Site Name: The Empire (http://www.theempire.bz)

Signup URL: http://www.theempire.bz/signup.php

Special thanks to Peter Vig for sending us this news.

Note: If you would like to be part of others sites in TBZ network, all trackers including The Box, The Vault and The Occult (except The Place) are currently open for signup. You can find the signup URLs in this article.

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  1. steven // 7/06/2010 12:38:00 AM  

    at last something different

  2. microd20 // 7/06/2010 03:28:00 PM  

    yet another site that has decided to join the ranks and will hopefull survive...

    if you want access to a great HD site before it closes is SeedBytes...check them...


  3. evil // 7/07/2010 04:26:00 AM  


    Could you please stop spamming every single article on this blog with this site of yours, is this place so dead that you're so desperate to find new users?

  4. Atif // 7/08/2010 12:15:00 AM  
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  5. rickroller // 5/26/2011 05:14:00 AM  

    Unfortunately, unlike it's excellent cousin site thebox.bz, theempire.bz has overly-aggressive banning practices. Having long maintained an account in good-standing on thebox.bz, my account on theempire.bz was disabled only after a week, without warning or explanation. I had downloaded only a single torrent, which was marked as "free ratio" so as to build up my ratio. The only reason I can think of for disabling my account was that I used utorrent's RSS reader to check for new torrents every 30 minutes. But thebox.bz never has any problems with that. This is a not a good tracker site.

  6. groovy // 8/06/2011 07:07:00 PM  

    same here your accounts get disabled for no good reason

  7. kewwi // 1/02/2012 06:45:00 PM  

    mine got disabled & i have no idea why which sucks balls coz it was the only site that i could get my all saints torrents from :-(

  8. res0r9lm // 1/14/2012 12:09:00 AM  

    I signed its an ok looking site but you can tell right off the bat the site is run by nazis just by glancing a approved client list

  9. Devon Johnstone // 5/21/2012 12:22:00 PM  

    I also have been put on ratio watch from TheEmpire but it was my own fault. I downloaded too big a file. The trouble with this site is that it is too slow for people to upload or not many do upload so you wait for weeks to try and get enough mg's to stay on top. TheBox is great though.

  10. Devon Johnstone // 5/21/2012 12:22:00 PM  

    I also have been put on ratio watch from TheEmpire but it was my own fault. I downloaded too big a file. The trouble with this site is that it is too slow for people to upload or not many do upload so you wait for weeks to try and get enough mg's to stay on top. TheBox is great though.

  11. Gary // 3/14/2013 05:40:00 PM  

    Well whatever you do, don't sign up at downundertv if you find TE staff hard to deal with. I've never experience anything like it. I asked a question and got banned. Been with TE for a month now, and I reckon it's great, and the staff are excellent
    If you use the site via a proxy or Vpn, the system bans you...not the staff. Food for thought

  12. jessej // 2/09/2016 10:08:00 AM  

    uhhm no tor, no proxy and i suppose no VPN????

    Who are these guys Hollywood honey-pot????