Aereo, the embattled startup, has been officially banned from live streaming broadcast shows to online subscribers due to a ruling by a New York federal judge. According to a previous ruling by the United States Supreme Court, Aereo had been violating the copyrights of major broadcast
Aereo is not dead yet. Lawyers representing Aereo filed a letter to a New York district court yesterday, stating that the company now considers itself a cable provider, which was documented in a post on the company's blog.
With the Supreme Court on Wednesday effectively putting the kibosh on Aereo's streaming service, CEO Chet Kanojia announced that at 11:30 a.m.
Aereo could be in trouble. For more than an hour today, the Supreme Court weighed arguments that could change the future of TV.
On April 22, attorneys for Aereo and the broadcast TV networks will face off before the Supreme Court in American Broadcasting Companies Inc. v. Aereo. The closely watched case could change the course of broadcast television and determine the future of the emerging over-the-top video marketplace.
Aereo is trying some last-minute moves to rally consumers behind its streaming TV technology just days before it defends its system before the Supreme Court next week.
Should Aereo lose its impending U.S. Supreme Court case, backer Barry Diller believes it’ll be game over for the upstart distributor.
In three weeks, Aereo, the upstart TV service will be fighting for its life before the Supreme Court. But Chet Kanojia, the Aereo’s CEO and founder, isn’t rattled at all.
In a legal brief, Aereo has asked the Supreme Court to reject broadcasters' arguments that its antenna-based Internet streaming service is "a sort of Rube Goldberg device" and just "a clever way to take advantage of existing laws."