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Aereo continues to fight: CEO sends new letter to users with game plan for the future

downloadWhile many think the Aereo battle has come to an end now that the Supreme Court has ruled against them, the company is not bowing out just yet. CEO Chet Kanojia sent out a letter to their users yesterday detailing their plans for the future. Many companies have started to step up and explain how even though Aereo might be shut down, there are still many cord-cutting alternatives. One thing is for sure, the Supreme Court case has opened up a new era of consumers questioning the status quo.  Read more

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Why PlayOn thinks you should ditch your cable service

PlayOn_logo-01 (1)In the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision to rule against Aereo, different platforms have been emerging reminding consumers, that Aereo wasn’t the only option. PlayOn , “the media server software from MediaMall Technologies that streams online videos to TVs and mobile devices,” is encouraging consumers to cut the cord and instead purchase their lifetime service for $69.99 (with a Chromecast included so you can access their service on your TV). We spoke with PlayOn’s CEO, Jeff Lawrence about their Chromecast offering and the state of cord-cutting.   Read more

How Mohu is enabling a future for cord-cutters

5b656a8cab214431de81cc43f2cc05faThe future of cord-cutting is now. The trend is happening faster and faster and new companies are emerging as the providers of platforms, technology and devices that can give you the content you want without a hefty cable subscription. One of these companies is Mohu a company that made a name for itself by designing an indoor HD antenna and then made an even bigger name for itself with a successful Kickstarter campaign to bring smart TV tech into the technology. Now, Mohu is moving beyond just antennas and addressing the larger cord-cutting picture, in hopes of being a true resource for all cord-cordcutters. We interviewed Mark Buff, Mohu’s founder and CEO about what they’re up to and what life will be like for cord-cutters in the post-Aereo Supereme Court decision market. Read more

Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo

AereoTVSpy 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.

What do you think of the ruling? Let us know in our comments or by tweeting @lostremote.

If Aereo loses in court, you can try the Winegard FlatWave antenna to get free HD TV

image003While the Supreme Court continues to deliberate on a decision in the Aereo case, consumers and media are continuing to wonder what will happen to cord-cutters if Aereo loses? While there isn’t another service quite like Aereo out there (since they’d of course be in court too right now), there are definitely alternatives to get HD quality free TV from the airwaves. We connected with the Winegard FlatWave antenna team, which is one of the great solutions to still get the content Aereo provides without needing a cable subscription. The “indoor amplified HD antenna” retails at $69.99 and is built for homes that are far away or out of sight from a broadcast tower.  We spoke with Grant Whipple, the Consumer Electronics Product Manager for Winegard about the Aereo case,  his company’s products and how needing old school “rabbit ears” is a myth in today’s digital era. Read more

Aereo Heading to Google Chromecast

AereoThe live TV on the Internet service Aereo will be available on Google Chromecast on May 29.

The move to Chromecast comes as Aereo makes updates for Android apps, allowing users to switch their programming to Chromecast.

Aereo allows Internet users access to live broadcast television and cloud DVR programs on their computers, tablets, and mobile devices. The network has drawn the ire of major broadcast networks, including CBS, Fox, ABC, and NBC, who petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their case against Aereo.

That case will be heard by the court on April 22. And we’ll be talking about the different scenarios if Aereo wins or loses the case on our first panel at the TVNewser Show in New York City on April 29.

Aereo will launch in Chicago in September

Aereo, the company currently disrupting the cable industry has announced a Chicago launch date. Their expansion nationally is an important moment in the evolution of the TV industry as we know it. Here are the details.  Read more

Aereo launches new pricing and option to try for free

Besides Dish's Ad Hopper, Aereo, the TV streaming service in NYC has caused the biggest disruption in the traditional TV world. Recently, broadcasters failed to do anything about Aereo in court. The company has big goals as they offer broadcast channels on a subscription basis to consumers in a Netflix-type model. Aereo also has social features built within their app that we recently talked about with their CEO. Today, the company is announcing a new pricing model...

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Broadcasters' attempt to block Aereo fails in court

A federal judge has denied a preliminary injunction filed by the "big four" broadcasters in an attempt to block Aereo, a Barry Diller-funded startup that streams over-the-air programming. Reuters reports that the judge agreed that broadcasters demonstrated they faced irreparable harm, but Aereo also showed it would be harmed, as well. The judge concluded the "balance of hardships" did not "decidedly" tip in the broadcasters' favor.

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Is Simple.TV the future of the DVR?

There's a new Kickstarter project focused on innovating TV, and they're only $10,000 short of reaching their goal of $125,000 with 24 days left. Simple.TV, which won a best-of-show award at CES, is on a mission to have you cut your traditional cord in favor of streaming free HD content from broadcasters to your phones, tablets and connected TV sets. We spoke with founder Mark Ely about his venture...

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