Eccentric billionaire Alki David just relaunched a streaming service that he says is a legal version of Aereo’s service that was just shut down by the Supreme Court. He will have to keep his lawyers nearby.
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.
Isn’t it fun to be a billionaire? The CEO of FilmON defied a court order and starting streaming TV over the internet again. A federal judge is not impressed.
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.
An ABC affiliate cited a recent sweeping injunction to press its own case against streaming-TV service, Aereo, in Boston — but don’t look for the larger legal landscape to change much anytime soon.
Viewers can stream over-the-air TV services like Aereo in New York but not California. The case could go to the Supreme Court – but not until 2015 or later, leaving consumers ample time to get to know the new service.
Aereo’s careful plan to upend the TV industry was going fine — until an LA company, with a streaming service of its own, got in the way. Here’s an inside view of what happened.
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