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Aereo streamlines pricing plans by axing annual and daily options

Aereo streamlines pricing plans by axing annual and daily options

Aereo has restructured their pricing plans for their antenna television and DVR service. Plans will now start at $8 per month, which gives you access to the service with 20 hours of DVR storage. $12 per month will see your DVR storage bumped up 40 hours to a total of 60 hours of DVR time. Furthermore, there's no contract to sign, allowing you to sign up for the service essentially risk-free for a whole month.

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CBS may also ditch OTA broadcasts if Aereo continues

CBS may also ditch OTA broadcasts if Aereo continues

Television networks aren't happy at all about the Aereo TV service. Aereo recently won a court decision upholding its right to stream broadcast television without paying retransmission fees. Previously, television studio Fox had threatened to pull its programming off the over the air airwaves to prevent Aereo from accessing its signal.

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News Corp threatens to cancel its free Fox TV network if Aereo isn’t banned

News Corp threatens to cancel its free Fox TV network if Aereo isn’t banned

Angered over Aereo's recent win in Appeals court, News Corp is threatening to cancel its free Fox TV network and switch it completely to a subscription-based service. Many other networks are also frustrated with Aereo, which takes over-the-air broadcast signals with its thousands of little antennas and feeds them to its subscribers' computers, phones, and tablets. Many networks that have fought against Aereo include Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, Univision, and more.

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Aereo wins in appeals court

Aereo wins in appeals court

Aereo has survived another legal attack on its web TV service, with the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit rejecting an appeal by the big broadcasters angry with the streaming system the start-up offers. The networks had hoped to overturn a 2012 ruling that gave Aereo the green light to launch in New York City last year, but the appeals court decided that Aereo's service basically follows the path laid down by Cablevision's web-based RS-DVR.

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Aereo in AT&T and DISH deal talks amid broadcaster fury

Aereo in AT&T and DISH deal talks amid broadcaster fury

Aereo, the would-be cable-disrupting streaming TV service that puts a PVR in the cloud, has been holding clandestine talks with AT&T, Dish Network, and others in an attempt to significantly broaden its availability, insiders claim. Currently available only in NYC, and stung with legal challenges from angry content owners and broadcasters, Aereo has been hunting new distribution methods such as direct-to-phone, sources tell the WSJ, though any eventual deal hangs in part of whether the start-up's service can continue.

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Aereo announces service expansion, now covers 29 counties and 19 million people

Aereo announces service expansion, now covers 29 counties and 19 million people

Aereo has announced that it has expanded its cloud DVR TV service, now offering it in its designated market area (New York City metro region), as well 29 counties in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. This brings the total number of individuals with access to the service to 19 million. For those interested, plans can be as cheap as $1 per day.

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Aereo brings cheap streaming TV as it leaps the legal hump

Aereo brings cheap streaming TV as it leaps the legal hump

The last time we spoke about streaming over-the-air TV service Aereo, they were having quite the legal battle with several major television networks - now they're out of the haze and ready to bring on inexpensive service to the masses. It's not easy being a company that offers up content from giant conglomerates and media-serving monsters, but at $8 per month, it appears that Aereo has found a way to do it rather cheaply. In addition to DVR space that changes based on the plan you purchase, you've got several selections for grabbing yourself a full range of channels - including an Annal plan that's got the whole deal even cheaper than the new monthly sub-$10 cost.

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Aereo claims major preliminary victory in TV network lawsuit

Aereo claims major preliminary victory in TV network lawsuit

Sometimes it really doesn't matter what side of the law you're on if your opponent is about 100 million times more powerful and financially resourceful than you. Such is the epic lawsuit between small technological startup Aereo and every single TV broadcast network - ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, and more. And yet, so far in this David vs. Goliath battle, David is winning.

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