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BROADCASTERS GO TO COURT AGAIN AGAINST ANTENNA SERVICE

May 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Broadcasters are taking a new stab at trying to block the Aereokiller service, which, like Aereo, provides consumers with tiny remote antennas that send their choice of programs to them over the Internet. “Our complaint filed today in the federal district court for the District of Columbia underscores our commitment to vigorously protect our copyrighted […]

AEREO CHANGING PRICING

May 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Barry Diller-backed Aereo service, which allows users to watch broadcast TV shows on mobile devices like the iPad and iPhone or on their personal computers, announced a new subscription plan on Monday. Subscribers willing to pay an additional $4 a month (on top of the $8 they currently pay) will be able to record […]

LIVE ON YOUR IPHONE: ABC

May 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In what at first glance appears to be an effort to undercut Barry Diller’s Aereo service, which provides broadcast signals over the Internet to subscribers, ABC announced on Sunday that it will launch an app on Tuesday that will provide live streaming of its broadcasts in New York and Philadelphia to subscribers. The catch: users […]

MCCAIN CALLS FOR “UNBUNDLING” CABLE CHANNELS

May 10, 2013 by · 2 Comments 

Arizona Senator John McCain on Thursday introduced a bill, the Television Consumer Freedom Act, aimed at allowing consumers to buy cable and broadcast channels on an a la carte basis. In a statement, McCain said that American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka told him, “My next-door neighbor is 74, a widow. She […]

AERO TO AIR ITS FIRST CABLE NETWORK

December 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

which delivers programs broadcast in New York City to subscribers in the New York area via the Internet has argued that it does nothing more than what people have been able to do at home: pick up programs via an antenna, record them, and store them on their harddrives for later viewing. The New York […]

ANALYST: AEREO WILL PREVAIL

December 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

BTIG analyst Richard Greenfield is predicting that a New York appeals court will uphold a district court decision denying a request by broadcasters for a preliminary injunction to halt Barry Diller’s Aereo service. In a note to clients posted today (Thursday) Greenfield writes that he attended the appeals court hearing on Friday and expressed his […]

BROADCASTERS FILE NEW LAWSUITS TO SHUT DOWN AEREO

September 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Several broadcasters, including Fox, Univision and PBS, filed a brief on Friday challenging a federal judge’s decision to allow Barry Diller’s Aereo service to continue streaming their signals in New York City without permission. Aereo insists that its service does not violate copyright laws since it relies on thousands of tiny antennas that are assigned […]

TRIBUNE’S WPIX REMAINS DARK IN NEW YORK

August 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Another week and another stand-off between a cable or satellite distributor and a content provider. In this case, it’s New York-based Cablevision versus Tribune Corp, which owns WPIX in New York and WPHL in Philadelphia, cities where Cablevision operates. Statements from each side echoed those released during previous clashes between other cable and content companies. […]

AEREO ALLOWING FREE ACCESS (FOR ONE HOUR A DAY)

August 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In an apparent effort to bolster its case vis-a-vis the litigating broadcast networks, Barry Diller’s Aereo on Thursday announced that consumers in the New York area can now receive its service for one hour a day free. They do not even have to provide a credit card. The only provision is that theyagree to receive […]

WALL ST. JOURNAL HAILS DILLER’S AEREO TV SERVICE

July 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Barry Diller’s new Aereo service, which allows users to watch live or recorded broadcasts on some mobile devices, has received an enthusiastic thumbs up from Wall Street Journal technical writer Katherine Boehret. “It has a thoughtful, clean user interface that works well on the iPad, where I tested it most. And its video quality is […]

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