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Aereo Chromecast app to bring streaming broadcast TV to the TV

Aereo Chromecast app to bring streaming broadcast TV to the TV

Aereo is testing a Chromecast app, CEO Chet Kanojia said today. The app would effectively bring the company's streaming broadcast TV service full circle in a historical sense, returning broadcast TV to the TV. From locally installed antennas on Aereo property to mobile devices and browsers around the United States to the Google streaming media dongle to the display on your TV, this confluence of technology is poised to bring the broadcast and cable TV lawsuit machine down even harder on Aereo -- if it's even possible for this David-and-Goliath legal saga to get more spectacular.

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NFL, MLB join the Aereo legal pile-on in Supreme Court petition

NFL, MLB join the Aereo legal pile-on in Supreme Court petition

The National Football League and Major League Baseball have filed a petition with the US Supreme Court arguing that antenna-streaming service Aereo violates copyright law and should be stopped by legal injunction. The petition is an amicus ("friend-of-the-court") brief in support of the four major TV broadcasters, whose most recent of many failures to stop Aereo occurred in a New Court Court of Appeals suit. The Supreme Court is expected to hear the case sometime in 2014.

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Aereo faces Supreme Court as broadcasters wheel out big guns

Aereo faces Supreme Court as broadcasters wheel out big guns

Aereo may have to convince the US Supreme Court that it does not violate TV broadcaster copyright, with Fox, NBCUniversal, and others petitioning to have the case reviewed with a matter of urgency. According to the TV companies, which also include Disney's ABC and CBS, different rulings on Aereo's OTA-to-internet business model are leading to mixed messages across the US, CNET reports, and harming the television industry in the process.

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Aereo avoids Hearst injunction in online streaming saga

Aereo avoids Hearst injunction in online streaming saga

Aereo has scored another win against the traditional cable companies, avoiding a preliminary injunction Hearst had been chasing after the judge deemed the initial evidence wasn't strong enough to justify it. "Hearst has not demonstrated a sufficient likelihood of success on the merits nor the requisite irreparable harm and therefore it is not entitled to that 'extraordinary and drastic remedy.'" federal judge Nathaniel M. Gorton of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts ruled today.

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Aereo online DVR TV hits Android

Aereo online DVR TV hits Android

The extent to which Aereo brings the live television and DVR universe to the public this week has extended to reach Android. Android devices are now part of the family of machines able to partake in the Aereo subscription model, allowing users to work with internet, using TV signals broadcast over the air and seen by users in their home or around town. The Android app that allows this all to happen will be available from the Google Play app store starting on the 22nd of October - at that time a public beta will be released for Android phones and tablets running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean or higher.

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