The carriers have just as much at stake as Tom Wheeler in ensuring the 2015 incentive auction is a success. To that end, Wheeler wants them to publicly commit to bidding in it.
Aereo bowed to the inevitable on Saturday morning, telling subscribers that’s pulling the plug at 11:30ET on its revolutionary service that rented consumers mini-antennas and DVR’s to watch over-the-air TV.
Verizon and AT&T aren’t getting the auction they wanted, but they’re not the only one’s upset with the FCC’s auction framework. The rules, however, were a big win for smaller carriers and unlicensed spectrum.
The FCC has issued its proposed rules for the 2015 incentive auction, which aims to repurpose a sizable chunk of the UHF TV band for 4G. The FCC will make its first — but not last — vote in May.
Aereo must go before the Supreme Court next week to explain how its tiny antenna service, which has rattled the TV industry, is legal. Here’s how it will make the case.
LA stations KLCS and KJLA found that two HD and two SD streams could share the same TV channel. If broadcasters choose to consolidate their airwaves, it could be a boon to the mobile industry.
Aereo’s would-be rival filed an unusual lawsuit in Chicago that hurts the streaming TV service’s plans to expand to other parts of the country, and could provide new ammunition to broadcasters, which are asking the Supreme Court to stop Aereo.
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals refused broadcasters’ petition for an en banc appeal of an earlier ruling that says Aereo is legal. The service will thus stream on in New York for the foreseeable future.
The growth in online video shows means more alternatives to TV than ever before — but advertising dollars are stubbornly sticking with the older medium.
Aereo, a service that lets you watch live TV on your phone, is going live in Boston on May 15.