Aereo

  • Copyright Office Deems Aereo Not A Cable Company

    Copyright Office Deems Aereo Not A Cable Company

    More bad news for Aereo. U.S. copyright officials do not consider it a cable company under the terms of copyright law, CNBC is reporting. Aereo lost a Supreme Court ruling last month after the court found the television-streaming service illegal due to violating broadcaster’s copyright licenses without paying a fee. Broadcasters argued that Aereo’s service is a public… Read More

  • Aereo, The Company Without A Plan B, Finds A Plan C

    Aereo, The Company Without A Plan B, Finds A Plan C

    When Aereo was deemed illegal by the Supreme Court and paused its service last month, it seemed as if the TV streaming service was out of options. But on Wednesday, Aereo lawyers filed a letter with a New York district court indicating that the company now considers itself a cable provider. It now believes that it should not have to stop its services because, if it can obtain a license, it… Read More

  • After Losing In The Supreme Court, Aereo Turns Its Sights To Congress

    After Losing In The Supreme Court, Aereo Turns Its Sights To Congress

    When the Supreme Court ruled Aereo was illegal last week, many thought it was the final nail in the coffin for the nascent cloud-based antenna service. But it seems even though CEO Chet Kenojia said he didn’t have a Plan B, he came up with one. On Tuesday he sent a letter to subscribers, calling them to demand action from their representatives in Congress. Read More

  • Aereo Shutters Its TV Streaming Service… For Now

    Aereo Shutters Its TV Streaming Service… For Now

    In less than an hour the streaming TV service Aereo will “pause” its operations. In an email sent at 9 AM Eastern Saturday, Chet Kanojia informed customers that because of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this week , the company would temporarily halt its operations at 11:30 Eastern as it consults with the court to plan its next steps. The New York based company is… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Google I/O, GoPro IPO, And Aereo

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Google I/O, GoPro IPO, And Aereo

    It was a big week for gadgets, with GoPro’s public offering, Aereo losing in the Supreme Court, and Google holding its annual I/O Developer conference. Read More

  • Aereo’s Dissent

    Aereo’s Dissent

    I’ve been waiting for the Supreme Court ruling on Aereo all week. When it came down yesterday, it felt a little bit like Groundhog Day. If the Supreme Court sided with Aereo, winter would be over; if they didn’t, six more weeks of cold. Either way, I think Aereo will eventually have its own spring… but now it will take a while. So here’s the bad news: the Supreme… Read More

  • Aereo Faced With Few Options After Supreme Court Loss

    Aereo Faced With Few Options After Supreme Court Loss

    Aereo, the company known for not having a plan B, now has to find one after its loss at the Supreme Court this morning. But none of its options are looking very good. One of its top investors, Barry Diller, told NBC News this morning, “We did try, but it’s over now.” Read More

  • Aereo Says That SCOTUS Ruling “Sends A Chilling Message To The Tech Industry”

    Aereo Says That SCOTUS 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 cites Justice Scalia’s dissent in the statement… Read More

  • Broadcast Stocks Trade Higher In Wake Of Aereo Ruling

    Broadcast Stocks Trade Higher In Wake Of Aereo Ruling

    This morning the United States Supreme Court ruled against Aereo, a startup that employed myriad, tiny antennas to bring broadcast television to consumers digitally, saying that it operates in violation of the¬†Copyright Act. The startup, which previously stated that it had no ‘Plan B’ in the case of loss, is troubled. Broadcast stocks, however, are anything but. CBS is up more than… Read More

  • Aereo Prepares for Supreme Court Battle

    Aereo Loses In Supreme Court, Deemed Illegal

    Today the Supreme Court of the United States issued a ruling in the legal tussle between streaming TV service Aereo and major network broadcasters. SCOTUS ruled that the decision of the second circuit, which upheld that Aereo was within the bounds of the Copyright Act, shall be reversed. It was a 6-3 decision, with Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito dissenting. Read More