Thursday, April 2, 2020

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 […]

“RABBIT EARS” COME TO SMARTPHONES

January 5, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

FilmOn.com, a website that offers dozens of cable and broadcast channels over the Internet — but not any associated with the major broadcast networks — has found a way to bring local network stations onto smartphone screens without facing further legal problems from the networks. While the website offers à la carte access to dozens […]

NETWORKS, STATIONS BREAKING LAW ON PRODUCT DISCLOSURE

December 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Experts who tout products on daytime television talk shows are frequently paid by the products’ manufacturers for their endorsement — despite FCC rules barring such paid recommendations without disclosure, the Washington Post observed today (Wednesday). The Post cited the case of Alison Rhodes, who is often introduced as a “safety mom” and touts products promoting […]

COURT SHUTS DOWN SITE STREAMING NETWORK SHOWS

February 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A federal court in New York on Tuesday issued an injunction that effectively shuts down an Internet company that provides TV shows from some 65 sources — including network-owned TV stations to its subscribers for $4.99 per month. The company had claimed that it was able to provide what cable operators did at a fraction […]