| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Chet Kanojia is waiting for the Supreme Court to tell him whether he has a business or needs to have a going-out-of-business sale.
Kanojia is the founder and chief executive of Aereo, a start-up company that records and streams the signals of local...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 1:40 PM
The Supreme Court is expected to rule later this week or next week on whether Aereo -- the start-up service that streams local TV signals on the Internet via remote antennas -- is legal or violates copyright law.
Launched in 2012 with backing from media...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Fanboy friendly ventures like Chris Hardwick's Nerdist Industries and Zachary Levi's Nerd Machine have made their presence felt at Comic Cons across the country for years. Now Dorkly, the website run by Barry Diller's Electus Digital, is ready for what it...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Q: "My latest Comcast bill includes a new fee, the Broadcast TV Fee, for $1.50. The explanation is the 'fee recovers a portion of the cost of retransmitting television broadcast signals.' Isn't that basically what cable TV does? Why a separate fee? A...
| May 2, 2014
| 2:49 PM
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| Apr 29, 2014
| 8:30 PM
It remains to be seen whether cable operators will try to mimic Aereo if its approach to delivering broadcast TV -- without paying for it -- passes muster at the Supreme Court.
But at least one major MSO was interested enough in Aereo that it tried to...
| May 27, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Killer Films, the indie banner headed by Christine Vachon and Pam Koffler, has merged with the upstart IP incubator Glass Elevator Media to form Killer Content.
Adrienne Becker, founder and CEO of Glass Elevator, will serve as CEO of Killer Content....
| Apr 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
It is about the size of a dime and light as a feather.
But in the eyes of the broadcast television industry, an Aereo antenna might as well be a hundred feet tall and weigh a thousand pounds. The big networks claim it is illegal and could destroy...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
When the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the battle over television streaming service Aereo on April 22, it will be against a backdrop of two competing narratives.
Broadcasters warn of the end of free TV as we know it if the start-up company is...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 4:05 PM
There will be no tie in the Supreme Court battle of Aereo vs. the broadcasters.
Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito, who previously had recused himself from participating in the case, will take part in it after all, according to SCOTUS Blog, which...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:13 AM
After the coffee. Before trying to get a story done well before deadline.
The Skinny: I joke a lot about my cats in this space, but right now sadly one is very ill. So keep a good thought for my beloved Skinny (yes, he is the inspiration for the name...