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Re: What stops TWC from just pulling an Aereo?
Not to mention Aero only works if a channel is broadcasting OTA. We know that ratings are down across the board and TV channels are shifting revenue from Advertising to carriage fees.
If there was a big shift from cable to something like aero and the TV channels and it hurt their bottom line (ie less carriage fees) I could see them starting to pull OTA.
Yep, they've already threatened to do just that. Still, even if that happened, I'm not sure what the outcome would be. Even if the networks pulled their content, most stations aren't owned by the networks, and the companies that do own them aren't going to go quietly into the night. They'll fill that programming void with something, and, although some may fill it with crap like infomercials, these stations will still want to attract viewers, so you may see either a revival of true independent stations or the emergence of new networks.