NFL and MLB ask the Supreme Court to hear a challenge against Aereo

By Shawn Knight
Nov 18, 2013
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  1. Internet television streaming outfit Aereo has had success fighting off a multitude of broadcasters in court over the past couple of years to keep their business alive but their biggest battle is now upon them. The NFL and MLB are...

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  2. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,295   +663

    If Aereo is illegal then so is Chromecast and any other form of personal video redirection. Their argument that their somehow losing money is ridiculous..the channel was free to begin with. As far as I know Aereo doesn't even screen out commercials.
  3. axiomatic13

    axiomatic13 TS Booster Posts: 88   +30

    I am an Aereo customer and no the commercials are not screened out so all advertisers are getting even MORE market saturation with Aereo than they had previously due to increased viewership. It's a good service and the ONLY way to watch live TV on a Roku.
  4. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,729   +1,093

    Call their bluff, Aereo, it won't happen. Can you imagine the outrage If the NFL decided to not broadcast games over the air and required you to subscribe to cable? People would go nuts. Here in wisconsin Time Warner and NBC had a dispute and there were some Packer preseason games that weren't available on TWC, they were ONLY available over the air and other cable providers. It was a big enough news story to make the news almost nightly, and that was preseason!

    If the NFL goes dark over the air across the country, they'd lose tens of millions of viewers overnight. It won't happen.

    True, but not representative of real circumstances. Fox broadcasts like 4 games at noon on sunday, you can only watch one. You can only receive a signal for one.

    There are 5 games you can realistically watch per week. Thurs Night, Sunday Noon, Sunday 3pm, Sunday Night, Monday Night. CBS, NBC, Fox only have 3 of those, that's 60% of the games people actually watch.
  5. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,729   +1,093

    How's the picture? Decent quality?
  6. Umm.. Why is it so hard for them to understand that Aereo-like services did not jijack and exploit? They are just merely let the users to rent individual remote antenna without tweak their content. They even didn't extra charge for each channels. Just to cost you to rent the remote antenna, bandwidth and hardwares.

    I would like to see if NFL, MLB, CBS, NBS and others are actually losing the money instead of cable networks.
  7. mojorisin23

    mojorisin23 TS Booster Posts: 109   +13

    They may get more viewership, but they are losing out on re-transmission fees.
  8. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,373   +310

    The re-transmission fees are a joke they shouldn't be allowed to give out fees they make enough as it is! Its like charging someone to watch something on YouTube its absolute bull! Normal TV shows I can understand but when it involves sports etc its just greedy

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