At yesterday’s VideoSchmooze conference in New York, Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia told the audience that his company will soon release more applications for the 10-foot television experience. Aereo is planning to launch apps for a variety of smart TVs shortly, and for adjunct TV devices, including the Roku. Aereo has a private channel for the Roku today, but will release a more complete experience for the device in the near future. Kanojia also noted that “conceptually” games consoles make a lot of sense for Aereo too.
via Aereo on SmartTV.
Aereo, a TV-on-the-go service that relies on small antennas, is getting a lot of legal attention. The bigger story should be how it is using economic breakthroughs in computing to offer a new form of TV.
via Aereo CEO: Our cheap TV wouldn’t exist without cloud computing — Tech News and Analysis.
Aereo, a technology that uses tiny antennas to let people watch TV on the go, has already generated a flurry of lawsuits. Now the man behind Aereo is suing a copycat service for using his name. The disputes highlight disruptions to the traditional TV industry.
Broadcasters and Barry Diller are locked in lawsuits over Aereo, a service backed by Diller that lets subscribers watch TV on Apple products like the iPhone or iPad. The two sides appear to have found common ground, however, in their desire to shut down an Aereo competitor.
via Aereo’s Barry Diller sues to squash copycat BarryDriller — Online Video News.
Aereo’s attitude toward the intellectual property of broadcasters is the same as that of a 15-year-old who believes that he has a god-given right to anything he is smart enough to download or stream off the Internet — be it the complete works of the Beatles or Glee or Marvel’s The Avengers in HD. As an investor and the public face of Aereo, Barry Diller is endorsing that kind of juvenile thinking. I’m surprised he would be associated with such a venture.
via Diller And His Aereo: He Should Know Better | TVNewsCheck.com.
At the close of a two-day hearing to determine whether TV broadcasters will prevail on a motion for a preliminary injunction against Barry Diller’s Aereo, a judge made no explicit indication of which way she is leaning. That said, one thing is clear from two days of testimony and arguments: If the Internet broadcaster survives, the revolution in how content is televised will be traced back to Aug. 4, 2008.
via Judge Weighs ‘Slippery’ Legality of Barry Diller’s Aereo in Day 2 of Key Hearing – Hollywood Reporter.
–Aereo CEO says service doesn’t threaten broadcasters
–Networks allege Aereo breaches copyright law
–Success by Aereo will challenge broadcasters retransmission fee model
NEW YORK (Dow Jones)–The chief executive officer of TV startup Aereo Inc. told a court Wednesday that his company’s service doesn’t threaten broadcasters’ business or violate copyright laws.
via UPDATE: Broadcasters, Aereo Duel In Court Over Upstart’s TV Tech – WSJ.com.
UPDATED: Broadcasters are being asked to defend their position that the media mogul’s controversial new service must be stopped immediately. The central question: is cord-cutting less harmful than DVRs?
At Wednesday’s hearing, one of the central questions was whether Aereo is more or less harmful to broadcasters than the advent of DVRs. In response to that question, Martin Franks, CBS executive vp planning for policy and government affairs, said, “I just don’t know.”
via CBS Executive Grilled in Legal Hearing Over Barry Diller’s Aereo – Hollywood Reporter.