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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 ...

YouTube Now Features 60 FPS Playback and a ‘Tip Jar’

YouTube Now Features 60 FPS Playback and a ‘Tip Jar’

VidCon, the largest online-video convention in the United States, kicked off its weekend-long run on Thursday evening with a keynote address from YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki. There, the company's new leader announced a slew of creator-friendly additions and upgrades to the YouTube service—perhaps most notably, support for ...

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 ...

Hulu Has Been Beta Testing a Programmatic Exchange

Hulu Has Been Beta Testing a Programmatic Exchange

Hulu, Condé Nast Entertainment and other members of the digital video and television industry laid out their measurement and monetization challenges on Wednesday at VideoNuze’s Online Video Advertising Summit. Brands and publishers are well aware of the growing popularity of applying programmatic to direct buys. Hulu for ...

Google Wants to Enter Your Living Room, Officially Unveils ‘Android TV’

Google Wants to Enter Your Living Room, Officially Unveils ‘Android TV’

Following reports and rumors, Google announced its new push into the set top box space: Android TV. Google’s no stranger to the space. Google TV, Google’s first attempt at a set top box, failed to gain traction despite integration with televisions from LG and other manufacturers. Without software updates or new ...

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 ...

Report: Google to Unveil Android Set-Top Boxes at I/O 2014

Report: Google to Unveil Android Set-Top Boxes at I/O 2014

Google, after failing to score a hit with its prior TV projects, hasn't given up on the living room just yet. The Mountain View, Calif., company is working with partners to produce several television set-top boxes that run its Android software, people familiar with the matter said. The devices will let users view content, ...

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Aereo’s TV Streaming Service is Illegal

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Aereo’s TV Streaming Service is Illegal

The US supreme court has ruled that Aereo, the TV streaming service backed by media mogul Barry Diller, is illegal. The justices accepted the argument of the major US broadcasters that Aereo's service amounts to a violation of copyright law. Aereo captures the over-the-air signals of network broadcasters and streams them to ...