A euphemism for sourcing television shows from peer-to-peer networks, most notably BitTorrent
, but also other protocols such as USENET
, for the purposes of watching them outside of when they were broadcast by television networks.
This euphemism developed from forums which outlawed direct discussion of piracy of television shows from the internet, despite multiple members of those forums freely engaging in such piracy and discussing it openly.
I missed watching my favourite television show, but fortunately it's still playing on Channel BT.