This is a great plan and one that will be fully supported by all involved I,m sure http://www.p2p-blog.com/
Dutch public broadcaster VPRO is making a new documentary series dubbed "Century of the cities" available via Bittorrent. The network has already uploaded torrrents for the first two parts of the series to Mininova, where currently a few dozen users are seeding the files.
Each episode is licensed under the terms of a Creative Commons license (BY-NC-SA), which means that it can be freely redistributed over file sharing networks. Users can even remix the videos, as long as they adhere to the specific terms of the license.
If ever we need to be able to point to a clear case of p2p being used for the benefit of both a media organisation and the wider viewing community this is it, it seems embracing the future is the way to go