Founded in 2012, Aereo was a technology company that allowed subscribers to view live- and time-shifted streams of television on Internet-connected devices. Aereo leased individual remote antennas that allowed subscribers to view live broadcast television and record broadcasts.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Aereo in June 2014 in a case brought by several broadcast networks, stating that Aereo infringed on the rights of copyright holders. Aereo then announced it would suspend services while consulting with the court about how to proceed. Aereo filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November 2014.