CBS ‘would sell content’ to Aereo

CBS’s CEO Les Mooves has said he would sell content to streaming service Aereo, which was soundly defeated by America’s broadcasters in court earlier last month. Moonves, who is one of Aereo’s largest critics, said CBS Corp. was “willing to talk” to the company about a licensing agreement, adding: “The door was open and is […]

Aereo argues for right to operate as cable provider

Banned US TV streaming service Aereo has argued that it can continue to operate as a ‘cable system’, and should be entitled it a statutory licence to transmit content, weeks after the Supreme Court ruled OTT streaming service Aereo illegal. In a letter to a New York district court judge, Aereo argued that based on […]

Aereo suspends service after legal ruling

Following its damaging legal defeat last week, US cloud TV service Aereo has suspended its operation, but is already planning how it will hit back. The decision has been made to “temporarily” pause operations as the company maps out its “next steps”. All paying customers will be refunded their last paid month as a consultation […]

Aereo ruling ‘will not end tech threat to broadcasters’

“Disruptive” business models of emerging tech firms still threaten broadcasters, despite the US networks’ legal victory over streaming service Aereo, financial analyst Moody’s says. The US broadcasters scored a decisive win at the Supreme Court this week, with a majority decision agreeing Aereo was illegally profiting from retransmitted network signals via the internet. This effectively […]

Broadcasters celebrate as Aereo ruled illegal

US broadcasters have come together in celebration after the Supreme Court ruled OTT streaming service Aereo illegal. The Supreme Court ruled by a majority of six to three that Aereo’s strategy of charging customers a monthly fee for retransmitted streams of US broadcast channels violated copyright and should stop. The judgement has been on the […]

Google adds offline Play functionality to Chromebooks

Google has launched a new app Google Play Movies & TV Chrome app, that will let Chromebook users watch movies and TV shows when they are offline. The Chrome OS offline mode comes alongside an improved local playback experience for anyone watching movies through the Chrome browser and better performance for Google’s Chromecast HDMI streaming […]

Aereo faces Supreme Court today

Aereo faces its ultimate test today, as the US Supreme Court hears the case brought against the controversial streaming and remote DVR service by US broadcasters. Aereo lets users watch and record broadcast television over the web for US$8 (€5.86) per-month. The Supreme Court agreed to review the case after a series of legal judgements […]

Aereo readies Chromecast launch

US TV streaming service Aereo is set to launch on Google’s Chromecast platform by the end of next month.  From May 29, Aereo subscribers will be able to access the firm’s antenna and DVR technology to record and watch live television using Google’s Chromecast device, after updating their Aereo app for Android. “The way people watch […]

Aereo case heads to Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case, brought by a group of American Broadcasting Companies, against online TV streaming service Aereo.  The news comes after Aereo last year won a lower court victory, rejecting claims by firms including Disney and CBS that the service should be shut down. The second circuit court […]

Aereo raises US$34 million in funding

US online TV service Aereo has raised US$34 million (€25 million) in new funding as it sets its sights on “rapid nationwide expansion”. The firm said it would also use the Series C round to invest in hiring and technology, predicting a “blockbuster year” in 2014 after experiencing “tremendous growth” in 2013. “Aereo has scaled […]