While 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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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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Aereo, the streaming service that has shaken up the TV industry has just launched ProtectMyAntenna.org, a destination to know the basics about their platform and the legal battle they’ve continued to push through.
CEO Chet Kanojia also just sent out the following letter to their network. On Tuesday, April 22nd Aereo will present their case to the Supreme Court in what will be an ultimate showdown between the old bundling system and the new streaming platform.
Win or lose, the results of the case will be one of many topics discussed at the TVNewser Show in New York City on April 29.