To Stream or Not to Stream

Posted By: Logan Woodruff


aereo_antenna_array1The major television networks petitioned the Supreme Court on Friday October 11, 2013, to hear an appeal in their case against Aero Inc. (“Aereo”), according to a Wall Street Journal article. Amol Sharma and Shalini Ramachandran, Broadcasters Ask Supreme Court to Intervene Over Aereo, The Wall St. J. (Oct 11, 2013 4:56 PM),; see also WNET, Thirteen v. Aereo, Inc., 712 F.3d 676 (2d Cir. 2013). Aereo is an $8 a month service that records and streams local TV signals over the web for their users to watch on their mobile phones or other electronic devices.  Aero allows their users, say in New York, to have access to prime time shows and local news that is broadcast in their area.  Aereo is in 7 cities currently, and plans to grow their business to reach 22 cities by the end of 2013. Continue reading