TVSpy reports the Supreme Court has ruled 6-3 against Aereo, in favor of broadcasters, putting the streaming TV service’s existence in serious jeopardy.
In the ruling, The High Court “goes out out of its way to make clear that its ruling does not endanger other technologies,” according to SCOTUSBlog.
The Barry Diller-funded streaming television service launched in 2012, with broadcast networks filing lawsuits before it even launched. At launch, the service gave users access to broadcast TV via iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Roku for $12/month.
With the ruling that Aereo’s service is illegal, its future seems doomed. “”We did try, but it’s over now,” Diller told CNBC after the ruling. Previously, CEO Chet Kanojia and Diller both predicted the streaming service would be shut down if the Supreme Court ruled against them. “If we don’t succeed in that, despite our best efforts and good law on our side and merits of our case, it would be a tragedy, but it is what it is,” Kanojia told Bloomberg TV in April.
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