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Aereo Ended 2013 With Fewer Than 80,000 Subscribers

Aereo Ended 2013 With Fewer Than 80,000 Subscribers

Aereo generated lots of attention from the media world in the run-up to its Supreme Court case this spring. Consumers may have been less interested: Paperwork filed with the U.S. Copyright Office this month indicates that the startup, which let users watch broadcast TV on the Web and mobile devices, ended 2013 with fewer ...

Aereo Told It’s Not a Cable Company by the US Copyright Office

Aereo Told It’s Not a Cable Company by the US Copyright Office

By now you're likely aware that the US Supreme Court decided Aereo's service was a violation of copyright law, labeling it a cable system. The outfit then sought to carry on the same statutory license cable companies pay broadcasters royalties to stream content from local stations in District Court. That maneuver has ground ...

Aereo Says it Wants to Now Be Treated as a Cable Company

Aereo Says it Wants to Now Be Treated as a Cable Company

When Aereo was deemed illegal by the Supreme Court and paused its service last month, it seemed as if the TV streaming service was out of options. But on Wednesday, Aereo lawyers filed a letter with a New York district court indicating that the company now considers itself a cable provider. It now believes that it should ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 3, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 3, 2014

After months of debate and speculation, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against internet TV service Aereo in a 6-3 decision, effectively killing the service, at least in its current form. Barry Diller, Aereo’s biggest financial backer and one of its most vocal supporters, said the ruling means “it’s over now” for Aereo ...

Aereo Wants its Users to Fight the Supreme Court’s Ruling

Aereo Wants its Users to Fight the Supreme Court’s Ruling

With a new Supreme Court ruling on the books, things are looking awfully grim for Aereo and all those tiny, cloud-friendly antennas it controls. That's why CEO Chet Kanojia has temporarily turned off the television streaming service, and that's why he's asking for help. The beleaguered startup sent out an open letter ...

Aereo ‘Pauses’ Its TV Streaming Service

Aereo ‘Pauses’ Its TV Streaming Service

Aereo subscribers can no longer access the service they were paying for. The company suspended service on Saturday morning following a Wednesday U.S. Supreme Court ruling that found its business model violates copyright law. Earlier court rulings had been more positive for Aereo, which uses farms of dime-sized antennas to ...

Aereo: It’s Over Now

Aereo: It’s Over Now

After months of debate and speculation, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled against internet TV service Aereo in a 6-3 decision. The decision was a win for broadcasters that argued Aereo violated their copyright. Even though lesser courts had sided with Aereo, the Supreme Court saw it differently, effectively killing ...

How to Legally Stream TV in a Post-Aereo World

How to Legally Stream TV in a Post-Aereo World

This week’s Supreme Court ruling spells the end for Aereo and anyone using the company’s “antenna-rental-and-streaming” services. Legal issues aside, Aereo filled a significant gap in the current smorgasbord of content available across a vast number of screens. It was a service that let you stream live network ...

How the Supreme Court’s Ruling Against Aereo Affects the Cloud and You

How the Supreme Court’s Ruling Against Aereo Affects the Cloud and You

The chief of streaming-TV start-up Aereo has said his mission to bring unbundled broadcast TV to the Internet has greater stakes than just the fate of his company -- and it's the crusaders, taking on those with power, who fill graveyards. Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia may end up correct on both counts. A 6-3 Supreme Court decision ...

Aereo: The Supreme Court’s Ruling ‘Sends a Chilling Message to the Tech Industry’

Aereo: The Supreme Court’s Ruling ‘Sends a Chilling Message to the Tech Industry’

Aereo has issued a formal response to the decision passed down today by the Supreme Court, ruling that Aereo is illegal because the service is considered a public performance under the Copyright Act. In the response, Aereo calls this decision a “massive setback for the American consumer.” Chet Kanojia, Aereo CEO, also ...