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Broadcasters May Offer Live TV Streaming if Aereo Wins

Broadcasters May Offer Live TV Streaming if Aereo Wins

The big US broadcasters are primarily leaning on legal action to shut down Aereo's antenna-based streaming TV service, but what if the startup prevails in court? Apparently, the media giants aren't too worried; they have some backup plans. The Wall Street Journal claims that CBS is considering a subscription-based video ...

The White House Sides With Broadcasters in Their Fight vs. Aereo

The White House Sides With Broadcasters in Their Fight vs. Aereo

The big boys came out on the side of the broadcasters in their upcoming appearance in front of the Supreme Court in the Aereo case. The solicitor general’s office put the Obama administration solidly in the anti-Aereo camp with a 40-page amicus brief (read it here) filed with the SCOTUS today. The broadcasters say that ...

CBS’s CEO: Aereo Does Not Affect Our Bottom Line

CBS’s CEO: Aereo Does Not Affect Our Bottom Line

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 $8 ...

Aereo to Launch in Austin, its Fourth City in Texas, on March 3

Aereo to Launch in Austin, its Fourth City in Texas, on March 3

Aereo, the online TV startup that streams over-the-air broadcasts via tiny, individual antennas, said Monday it will launch in Austin, Texas, on March 3. This follows its rollout in San Antonio last week and an expansion to Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston last year. However, the announcement also comes a week after a US ...

Aereo Banned from 6 States by Utah Judge

Aereo Banned from 6 States by Utah Judge

It's been clear for some time now: Aereo's fate will ultimately be decided by the US Supreme Court. Arguments are scheduled for this April. Notwithstanding the forthcoming argument at the high court, US District Judge Dale Kimball of Utah has gone ahead and issued a preliminary injunction (PDF), which will ban the Aereo ...

Aereo Ran Out of Antennas for New York City Customers

Aereo Ran Out of Antennas for New York City Customers

The online TV service Aereo has become so popular in the New York area that it has run out of capacity, and would-be new customers are getting turned away from signing up. DSLReports posted the news as of Friday morning, and an Aereo representative confirmed to Ars that the company needs to beef up its hardware situation ...

Supreme Court to Hear Aereo Case, Determine Future of Internet TV

Supreme Court to Hear Aereo Case, Determine Future of Internet TV

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday announced that it will hear a closely-watched dispute between Aereo, a start-up that streams over-the-air TV for $8/month, and major broadcasters — including NBC, CBS, ABC and Fox — that say the service should be shut down for copyright infringement. The news, noted on ScotusBlog, means ...

Aereo to TV Companies: Bring on the Supreme Court

Aereo to TV Companies: Bring on the Supreme Court

When Aereo launched its TV-over-Internet business based on tiny antennas, it drew quick legal attack from broadcasters, who have said Aereo's scheme breaks copyright laws. But Aereo has won every key legal battle since, beating the TV companies in federal courts in New York and Boston as well as at a key appeals ...

NFL and MLB: We’ll Leave Broadcast if Aereo Wins Court Case

NFL and MLB: We’ll Leave Broadcast if Aereo Wins Court Case

Programmers who are fighting with Aereo, the Web TV service, have already threatened to move their shows from free broadcast TV to paid cable TV if Aereo wins its court battle. Now the guys who sell sports are chiming in. If Aereo wins, say goodbye to Saturday night baseball or Sunday afternoon football on broadcast TV, say ...

Report: Aereo May Have 100,000 Subscribers in NYC

Report: Aereo May Have 100,000 Subscribers in NYC

Aereo Inc.'s upstart TV streaming service has provoked a legal onslaught from broadcast networks. But even if it wins that fight, it still has to overcome more-pedestrian issues, like making sure it can pay for the electricity it needs. The service depends on tiny antennas assigned to each of its individual users, who rent ...