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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 […]

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 […]

DILLER: AEREO COMING TO ALL MAJOR CITIES BY NEXT YEAR

July 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Given at least a temporary go-ahead by a federal judge on Wednesday, Barry Diller says he is planning to expand his Aereo streaming service to most of the largest U.S. cities by the end of next year. In an interview with Bloomberg Television conducted at the Allen & Co. annual gathering (commonly referred to as […]

DILLER BEATS THE NETWORKS — FOR NOW

July 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Barry Diller won a major battle against the major broadcast networks on Wednesday when a federal judge declined to issue an injunction that would block his Aereo system from operating. “Now we can really begin telling television consumers they have an alternative,” the media veteran said in a statement. In its initial roll-out in New […]

NETWORKS IN LEGAL BATTLES ON TWO FRONTS

May 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Efforts by the major broadcasters to protect their business models against technological innovations hit legal roadblocks in two New York courtrooms on Wednesday. In one, a federal judge granted the DISH satellite service a temporary restraining order that in effect blocks Fox from pursuing a copyright infringement lawsuit against it over its ad-skipping Hopper DVR […]

DILLER WINS ROUND ONE AGAINST NETWORKS

May 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Barry Diller has won an unexpected early-round legal victory against the major broadcast networks, as a federal judge on Monday threw out an unfair-competition complaint that they had filed against Diller’s Aereo service. The service allows subscribers to use what Aereo calls their own dedicated antenna to retransmit favorite over-the-air TV shows via the Internet […]

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