Disney/ABC to launch to live streaming service

Disney/ ABC Television Group is set to launch a new authenticated streaming service, offering full live online access to ABC shows and local market programming for the first time.  Watch ABC is due to launch in New York City and Philadelphia this week before rolling out to all ABC-owned station markets by the start of […]

No value in Aereo, says Bewkes

Barry Diller-backed online TV redistribution platform has little intrinsic value and will not present a threat even if it wins its legal battle with broadcasters, according to Time Warner chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes, speaking at the FT Digital Media conference this morning. Aereo could only provide free-to-air broadcast channels and had a very poor […]

Aereo wins court victory

US internet TV startup Aereo has won a court victory, rejecting claims by firms including Disney and CBS that the service should be shut down. A ruling by the second circuit court of appeals in New York upheld a previous decision, denying an injunction against the firm for distributing broadcast television over the web. Last […]