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Discussion in 'Internet Streaming Services' started by sledgehammer1367066128, Jul 11, 2012.
This is AWESOME news
And you would think that the increased viewership would lead to more advertising revenue, what is wrong with these networks?
And Round Two ......
As for Rounds Three, Four, Five ......
Aereo Spat Could Prompt Fox Supreme Court Challenge
A New York federal appeals court has denied a bid by the major TV broadcasters to shut down New York-based tech startup Aereo, which picks up free, over-the-air TV signals and streams them onto the Internet
A New York federal appeals court has denied a bid by the major TV broadcasters to shut down New York-based tech startup Aereo, which picks up free, over-the-air TV signals and streams them onto the Internet. On Tuesday, the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals declined to revisit an April ruling in which a three-judge panel refused to issue an injunction halting the service.
Network affiliates received a natural resource, radiospectrum, contingent upon fulfilling certain obligations.
Were they to become cable channels, they would immediately have to return the spectrum to the federal government, without compensation.
Value of radiospectrum used for OTA TV in the USA?
Conservatively, I'd say about 50B.
Will networks walk away from 50B?
Well, no, but your rhetorical questions indicate you may have a more formed opinion than what you just expressed.
Time to educate the masses
you recall a month or so the German Government expressed outrage over the data collection done on all Americans and said they did not do it to their own people, then fast forward a month and it is further learned that not only does the German govermnment do the same thing to their people, they get data from the USA program as well
that relates to this AEREO decice because FOX and all of the OTA networks are doing the same thing -
feiging anger over AEREO cause they act like they are loosing revenue - when the truth is they want to go CABLE (since they will pick up millions more customers with montly bills) and they need an excuse that the sheeple will fall for and AERO fits that bill
They are essentially operating a CATV service so they should be subject to the same regulations when it comes to must carry and retransmission consent. Along with public safety regulations like passing local EAS alerts. With NYC they could get away with just relying on the locals when they were limited to the 5 boroughs, but now since they expanded to the entire market along with adding non OTA channels like Bloomberg, they would have to show specific county alerts. There's also the accessibility act that went into effect last year which requires the broadcast stations and cable and satellite providers in the top 25 markets to carry the SAP feed that now has descriptive audio for the blind. They might be exempt from the PEG rules like satellite.
It also opens up a giant can of worms when it comes to league rights. In some cases station's couldn't grant them streaming rights for all their content even if they wanted to. For example the NFL has an exclusive mobile rights deal with Verizion, which is why Watch ESPN has to blackout Monday Night Football on mobile phones. Not only would Aereo let you bypass this restriction, with location spoofing you won't need Sunday Ticket, just change your location and you can get the game you want anywhere. MLB rules do not allow stations that stream their news online to show MLB highlights on the live stream. Until ESPN made their new deal with MLB, whenever SportsCenter had MLB highlights the video would blur on Watch ESPN. Even ABC's new Watch ABC can't carry everything and has replacement programming during some syndicated shows.
'League rights' are a big part of why subscription TV is so expensive. Knocking them down or bypassing them is fine with me.