Aereo Creator Prepared for 'Great Fight'
As New Alternative Basic Cable Service Takes on Industry
Fox network founder Barry Diller recently unveiled a new service dubbed Aereo
, which for $12 a month hopes to take over the air broadcasts from major networks and stream them to phones, tablets, and connected televisions. The service, to be launched first as a trial in New York City, is intended to supplement viewing options for users who have cut the cord in favor of Netflix, Hulu, (and/or piracy), replacing the basic cable connection.
As expected, broadcasters quickly filed suit claiming the service violates copyright law. Diller isn't backing off however
and over the weekend at SXSW had plenty to say about the industry's attempt to sue Aereo out of existence:
"So long as you have an address, you have a right to public broadcasting," said Diller..."I said to the broadcasters, 'One thing that might happen is you'll get more audience,'" said Diller. "They said, 'That's fine. Now pay us retransmission money.' I said, 'When you get Radio Shack to pay you some slice of their profit when they sell an aerial, we'll pay you anything you like, but we're not transmitting anything.'"
Diller insists it's "going to be a great fight."
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Re: It will be an easy, but expensive win for Aereo
I did not insult you. I just understand that you are pre 2000 in your working technology and did not grow up with the technology we use today.
You thinking about aereo in antiquated terms that do not apply today. I broke down the 3 issues here and neither of them are against the law.
If you really know the industry you would know there has never been a ruling deeming the leasing setup aereo doing illegal. No copyright law limits the lenght of your cord or how you lease equipment from someone.