Since we’ve pummeled this pony into the ground, let’s not give it another kick. Here’s a collection of TV Technology
's Aereo coverage from the start...
Chief Says Court Ruling is ‘Chilling’
June 25, 2014
—The case came
before the high court after two federal courts denied injunctions against
Aereo, while two others granted them against Aereo and a similar service.
Lobbyists, React to Aereo Ruling
June 25, 2014
—Members of House
Commerce Committee say the case illustrates the need to update communications
Prevail in Aereo
June 25, 2014
—The U.S. Supreme
Court finds in favor of broadcasters in the two-year legal battle.
On: Aereo: Wordplay v. Science
April 24, 2014
— The Aereo controversy is
about many things. It’s about the use of language to manipulate public opinion.
It’s about how the explosion of IP technology has left media law in the dust.
It’s about the deterioration of ownership boundaries and the maturing public
perception that all media content should be free in perpetuity.
April 23, 2014—
Display expert Pete Putman’s takedown. “In order for our
antenna to resonate—i.e., have gain at the desired frequency—it needs to have
some fractional relationship to the wavelength.”
Argued, Waiting Begins
April 22, 2014—
The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court were skeptical about
Aereo’s technology but concerned about protecting the cloud in Tuesday’s oral
April 21, 2014— TV Technology
provides a timeline of Aereo’s roll-out and the legal maneuvers that followed.
Not Backing DownMarch 26, 2014—
With a major Supreme Court case brought against it by broadcasters looming, and
a preliminary injunction that bans the service from operating in Utah and five
other states, Aereo continues to expand its Internet streaming service into new
markets across the U.S. The company said it is now in a dozen markets with a 28-channel
service, including all major broadcast channels, with plans to expand to 15 or
more cities by the end of the year
Aereo Loses Supreme Court Battle, It May Be Out of Options
March 23, 2014—
Bloomberg TV this week, Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia appeared casual in his demeanor
and unsure of the outcome of the impending Supreme Court battle with the
broadcast industry that is set to start on April 22.
Attorneys Argue Aereo Legality~NO
from Scott Flick, Pillsubury Winthrop Shaw
February 28, 2014—
The major argument you hear in support of Aereo is
“if a viewer can do it, then the viewer should be allowed to hire Aereo to do
it for them.” That logic is flawed for a number of legal reasons too complex to
address in this short space, but it is also factually flawed—a truism that
isn’t true (i.e., a person can have sex with their spouse, but if they hire
someone else to do it, that’s prostitution, and it’s illegal in most places).
Attorney Argue Aereo Legality ~ YES from
John Bergmayer, Public Knowledge
February 28, 2014—
A lot of people
can’t get over the tiny antennas. But Aereo is about more
than that—it’s about whether people have the right to access their own content
on the Internet.
to Launch in Austin March 3
February 24, 2014—
Aereo said it will carry 19 broadcast channels in the
Against Aereo Granted in Utah
February 19, 2014—
Kimball of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Utah ruled in
favor of broadcasters granting a preliminary injunction against Aereo.
Court to Hear ABC v. Aereo April 22
February 11, 2014—
involves Copyright Act application to streaming of free broadcast TV programs
via the Internet to paying customers. Justice Samuel Alito is recused.
to Launch in San Antonio Feb. 19
February 3, 2014—
Antonio service will cover a 22-county area across Texas.
Dangs Torpedoes Again to Light Up Cincinnati
January 17, 2014—
Aereo plans to launch service
in the Greater Cincinnati region on Jan. 21. The announcement comes a week
after the Supreme Court said it would hear the case brought by broadcasters
against Aereo for retransmitting signals without a contract.
Court to Hear Aereo Case
January 10, 2014—
he U.S. Supreme
Court will hear broacasters’ case against Aereo, according to a statement from
the defendant. Aereo CEO and founder, Cheg Kanojia said SCOTUS issued an order
granting the petition for a writ of certiorari in American Broadcasting Co.,
Inc., et al., v. Aereo, Inc
. Kanojia said to bring it on.
Funds Aereo With Supreme Court Review Looming
Aereo announced Monday that closed a $34 million Series C
round of financing. On Friday, the Supreme Court is set to deliberate
broadcasters’ request for review of their case against Aereo. The temporal
proximity was noted by Twittarians.
Won’t Fight Broadcast Supreme Court Appeal
December 12, 2013—
Chet Kanojila said his company won’t oppose broadcasters bid for a review by
the Supreme Court.
to Launch in Sinclair's Home Turf, Avoids Flagship Fox Affiliate
December 6, 2014—Aereo
said it launch in the
Baltimore metropolitan region Dec. 16.
the Aereo Issue
October 31, 2013
—As the man who
built the Fox TV network 30 years ago, Barry Diller is used to battling
Aereo Emulation Complicated, Analysts Say
October 28, 2013
analysts are skeptical about reports that cable companies are considering adopting
Aereo’s mode of retransmitting over-the-air TV signals.
—Aereo added four more cities to its launch list: Columbus,
Cincinnati, Indianapolis and San Antonio, Texas.
to Launch in Utah August 19th
July 22, 2013—
plans to launch its online TV technology across 29 counties in Utah Aug. 19.
Circuit Won't Hear En Banc Aereo Appeal
A federal appeals court denied a request by broadcasters
for all 13 judges to consider their request for an injunction against Aereo.
On: TV Everywhere, Why Aereo Wins the PR War
My query then to Aereo is based on their premise that they
should be able to retransmit broadcast signals for free: So why isn’t their
On: Aereo’s Unlikely Proposition
June 28, 2013—
“There’s been a lot of
incentive over the years to come up with an antenna that didn’t take six foot
over the top of a person’s TV set… Wouldn’t the first step have been to license
this antenna technology to RCA?”
To Launch in Boston May 30
WCVB-TV, the Hearst-owned ABC affiliate in Boston, has
filed suit against Aereo for copyright infringement.
Broadcasters were denied an injunction against signal
aggregator Aereo for the second time Monday when the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit rejected their premise.
Aereo Plans to Go Nationwide...
Aereo’s expansion will start with 22 cities in
2013--Boston, Miami, Austin, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Washington,
D.C., Baltimore, Detroit, Denver, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Tampa,
Fla; Cleveland, Kansas City, Raleigh-Durham, N.C., Salt Lake City, Birmingham,
Ala., Providence, R.I., and Madison, Wis.
“CEA is joining an amicus brief in the Aereo case as the
case will hinge on basic principles from the 1984 Supreme Court Sony Betamax
case, the Magna Carta decision of our industry defining full recording of
broadcast television as a fair use and allowing innovation in technology,” said
CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro
Friends Broadcasters in Aereo Case
“Cablevision has a
strong interest in this case,” the pay TV provider said in an amicus brief
filed Sept. 21 with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Lower
Manhattan. “The district court relied squarely on the Cablevision
in upholding the lawfulness of Aereo’s retransmission system.”
Aereo Legality Could Hinge on Patents
It is not clear, however, how Aereo’s demodulation scheme may influence the
determination of its public or private nature. The patents state that
demodulation takes place in a “pipeline.”
Dangs the Torpedoes, Offers Free Trial, $1-a-Day Pass
A new feature allows Big Apple denizens to try Aereo for
free “for a continuous one-hour period each day,” and for a $1 a day for those
who want to try it out a little longer.
Aereo Not Compelling, But Could Be Retrans Leverage
“While the ‘heart’ of
this case is not over, the language was clearly more negative than we had
anticipated,” wrote the team of analysts headed by Marci Ryvicker. “We do not
believe that there is real risk to retrans dollars, but do think the headlines
from last night's news could pressure some of the large market TV stocks.”
March 20, 2012—
“The Aereo Technology
operates within the confines of three well-established principles of
telecommunications and copyright law,” the outfit’s hired guns said in court
this week. “First, it has been well-settled since the Radio Act of 1927 that
the airwaves are owned by the public...” Don’t I wish.
Beta Launches Despite Legal Challenges
Aereo is launching its TV rebroadcasting service in New
York despite a legal challenge by broadcasters whose signals were not licensed
by the start-up. The company announced a beta launch today, offering a special
link on its website for New Yorkers to sign up for service.
York Broadcasters Sue Aereo
March 1, 2012—
York broadcasters have banded together to sue Aereo, a new service that intends
to distribute live, unlicensed broadcast signals to broadband-enabled mobile
devices. WNET, Fox, Univision, Tribune’s CW affiliate, WPIX, and the Public
Broadcasting Service have filed suit in U.S. District Court in Manhattan to
stop Aereo, now set to launch in New York March 14.