Friday, May 25, 2012

Aereo going to court.....duh duh duhm (cant wait to see the outcome)

Good article in FastCompany today about the upcoming court case for Aereo

http://www.fastcompany.com/1838490/a-tv-platform-so-disruptive-everyones-suing-it
We chat with Chet Kanojia of Aereo, the new TV-where-and-when-you-want-it service that has a few legal troubles. Could Aereo finally disrupt the loathed cable bundle--and TV altogether?



Will be interesting to see how this shakes out and if Barry Dillers/IAC investment in the "legal fees" for this startup was worth it.

If they win this will be the biggest ruling in the TV industry since the Cablevision remote DVR ruling.

As a matter of interest i looked up to see if  TVCatchup (UK) and http://www.mytvr.com.au/ (Aus) were still running and it looks like they are.

Anyone want to predict which "cable channel" will be the first one to break ranks and deliver a service directly the the Aereo headend for inclusion in the paid subscription?


Cheers,
Dean

2 comments:

  1. Brendan PerreaultMay 25, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    NOT HBO (I wish),..... maybe Oprah??

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  2. Wow now that would be interesting. I wonder how much OWN is making from the cable networks at the moment anyway?

    If she doesnt have "an exclusive contract" can you imagine if she bought half the company at aereo and then delivered her content onto the Aereo network as a PPV service.

    even at just $1 a month she'd probably be making more than via the retreans fees from the networks (if any).

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