Chet Kanojia, the man behind the company that could transform the TV industry, has some very big ideas about how to manage the airwaves and how people will watch television five years from now.
A new report provides the first hard evidence of Aereo’s subscriber numbers. The figures are good news for Aereo’s popularity — but could prove difficulties for the company’s costs and legal strategy.
Aereo will launch in Detroit at the end of October. The company had said it would expand to 22 cities by the end of 2013, but so far it’s only set launch dates in eight cities.
Hold onto your hat, pardners. The legal shoot-out between upstart Aereo and the TV industry has flared up out west; the outcome will determine if streaming TV (legal in New York but not California) will be allowed in six more states.
Aereo will launch in its fourth city, Chicago, on September 13. Aereo is already available to users in New York, Boston and Atlanta.
Aereo has no plans to start recreating the full pay-TV bundle by layering on channels that predominantly carry programming for which live access adds little value.
Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia wants to disrupt TV pricing again, this time by rolling out movie and news packages at a fraction of the price of traditional ones. News, he said, might even be free.
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Fox, PBS and other broadcasters filed for a New York appeals court to revisit a crucial ruling that permitted start-up Aereo to beam their signals. The appeal raises the stakes further in a battle for the future of TV.
Dish has reportedly been talking to Aereo – but the satellite provider doesn’t want broadcasters to know what those talks were about.