The German IT news website heise.de reports today that Azureus received an unspecified amount of funding from BV Capital. I can't find any related announcements, but the BV Capital website lists Azureus as part of their portfolio, stating:

"The distribution of video on the Internet is going mainstream and consumers are asking for high-resolution, high-quality content. Azureus' efficient peer-to-peer technology positions the Company to become a leading player for the distribution of high-quality entertainment content."

Azureus is planning to launch version 3.0 of it's client with an integrated content distribution platform some time this summer. BV Capital previously invested in Del.icio.us, Peerflix and Rojo.

Update: I just noticed that Rafat Ali from Paidcontent.org wrote about this today as well. He also has a link to a video presentation of the upcoming content distribution platforn.

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