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Aereo V. Broadcasters SCOTUS Ruling

Aereo is dead: Supreme Court rules 6-3 in favor of broadcasters

June 25th, 2014

Aereo as we know it has effectively been put out of business. The United States Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with broadcasters who were suing Aereo for taking over-the-air broadcast signals and delivering them to your smartphone, tablet or laptop over your Internet connection. As SCOTUSblog informs us, the court’s 6-3 ruling “appears sweeping and definitive, determining …

Why Is Aereo Being Sued

Aereo goes on the offensive against broadcasters ahead of SCOTUS hearing

April 17th, 2014

In a last effort before its April 22nd hearing, Aereo is defending its service in a “media blitz,” as Re/code calls it, whose purpose is to better inform everyone that its business isn’t infringing on any copyright laws. The company will explain next week to the Supreme Court why its services are legal, in its …

Aereo Austin Texas Launch Date

Austin, Texas is now ground zero in the battle for the future of TV

February 24th, 2014

TV fans in Austin, Tex. are very lucky. Not only do they have Google Fiber and Time Warner Cable aggressively trying to win them over with faster speeds they can use to enjoy lag-free Netflix streams but they’re about to get Aereo in their fair city as well starting on March 3rd. Aereo, for those …

CBS Aereo Lawsuit

CBS CEO admits company wouldn’t suffer at all if Aereo keeps operating

February 21st, 2014

CBS is one of a number of broadcasters enraged that Internet TV startup Aereo is still in business. At one point, the company said that it would discontinue its over-the-air broadcasts if Aereo was permitted to keep operating. Aereo, as many will recall, allows users to stream TV to their computers and mobile devices for …

Aereo Broadcasting Companies Lawsuit Appeal

Broadcasters are taking online TV service Aereo back to court

January 10th, 2014

Despite a flurry of lawsuits, streaming television service Aereo is still online — but broadcasting companies aren’t done fighting quite yet. Bloomberg reports that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by several media companies (the list includes ABC, 21st Century Fox, NBCUniversal and CBS) that are determined to prove that Aereo …

Aereo Killer

How pay TV plans to kill Aereo

October 28th, 2013

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em… and if your cohorts can’t crush ’em in court, crush ’em in the market. Aereo is a streaming television service that has made a lot of waves recently. The pay service allows subscribers in certain regions to stream a handful of channels to PCs, smartphones and tablets for …

Comcast CEO Interview

Comcast CEO says a la carte programming will never happen

October 2nd, 2013

The idea of a la carte cable programming that would allow subscribers to pick and choose the stations they pay for is one that we have all dreamt of for years now. Some pay TV executives tease us from time to time and talk about how a la carte options might become available at some …