Aereo

  • Aereo To Be Pieced Out And Auctioned Off To The Highest Bidder

    Aereo To Be Pieced Out And Auctioned Off To The Highest Bidder

    Lest you held any lingering hope in your heart of hearts that Aereo would somehow rise from the grave, let them be gone. The courts have just given the greenlight for the company to be pieced apart and its parts sold to the highest bidder. Aereo was a startup that captured over-the-air cable TV and allowed users to watch it (live or DVR’d) on their tablets, phones and PCs for a… Read More

  • Aereo CEO: Court Made Incredibly Wrong Decision, Cord-Cutting Is Inevitable

    Aereo CEO: Court Made Incredibly Wrong Decision, Cord-Cutting Is Inevitable

    This morning, Aereo filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11, marking the end of the road for the cloud-based TV startup. The company launched in 2012 using micro-antennas and cloud DVR technology to provide near-live TV access to 30 channels to subscribers for as low as $8/month. But after losing a fierce legal battle with broadcast networks, that went all the way to the Supreme Court this… Read More

  • Aereo Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    Aereo Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    Aereo, the streaming TV service that let users watch near-live TV on any internet-connected device, has today announced that the company is filing for Chapter 11 reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The company has appointed Lawton Bloom, from Argus, to serve as Chief Restructuring Officer during the gradual shut down process. This comes on the… Read More

  • Federal Court Shuts Down Aereo’s Attempt At A Comeback

    Federal Court Shuts Down Aereo’s Attempt At A Comeback

    In an eleventh hour attempt to save its business following the Supreme Court’s ruling that it was illegal, Aereo changed its tune and claimed to be a cable provider in a court filing last month. But the Second Circuit Court Of Appeals isn’t hearing it. The Washington Post reported Thursday that the court denied the company’s request to reconsider the case, classifying the… Read More

  • 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 Loses In Supreme Court, Deemed Illegal

    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

  • Aereo Lands On Chromecast

    Aereo Lands On Chromecast

    Aereo, the streaming TV service that lets you tune into live television and watch it from any device, has today expanded its support to Chromecast, Google’s $35 smartTV dongle, via the Android app. Aereo has been available on Android since last year, but this latest development lets those same users watch Aereo on an actual TV through Chromecast, as opposed to being limited to tablets… Read More

  • An Exclusive Interview With Aereo CEO Ahead Of Supreme Court Hearing

    An Exclusive Interview With Aereo CEO Ahead Of Supreme Court Hearing

    Today, the David-vs-Goliath moment that we’ve all been waiting for will finally arrive. In just a few short moments, Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia and his legal team will enter the Supreme Court Courthouse to make final oral arguments against multiple broadcasters. But let’s recap. Read More

  • Aereo Prepares for Supreme Court Battle

    Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia Explains The Broadcaster Battle In His Own Words

    In the past year, Aereo has fought legal battles in three different states with broadcasters looking to get the streaming TV service kicked off the air, if you catch my drift. Tomorrow, the case goes to the main stage in front of the Supreme Court, where lawyers from both sides will make oral arguments before the SCOTUS. Read More

  • Aereo Launches ProtectMyAntenna.org To Explain Its Position Vs. Broadcasters

    Aereo Launches ProtectMyAntenna.org To Explain Its Position Vs. Broadcasters

    Aereo is about to present its case to the U.S. Supreme Court, but first it wants to present its case to you. Today, the startup launched ProtectMyAntenna.org, a website designed to inform its users about Aereo’s tech, which uses freely offered over-the-air HDTV signals to provide its customers with live and DVR digital TV viewing options. Basically, Aereo maintains that each of its… Read More

  • Aereo's Rooftop Installations | Exclusive

    Aereo Shows Off Their Rooftop Antenna Farm Ahead Of Supreme Court Ruling

    A lot has been said about Aereo’s technology — so much, in fact, that there are hundreds of pages worth of legal documents discussing the matter as it relates to the law. That said, we thought it would be helpful to take a closer look at how Aereo actually works when it lets customers rent out remote DVR antennas and watch what amounts to live television on any device. Read More

  • “If We Lose, We’re Finished,” Said Aereo Investor Barry Diller

    “If We Lose, We’re Finished,” Said Aereo Investor Barry Diller

    It’s win or go home for Aereo. “[Aereo] probably will not be able to continue,” key Aereo investor Barry Diller told Bloomberg TV about the company’s Supreme Court case. He added that there might be some salvageable material. There isn’t a plan B. Read More

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