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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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NimbleTV unveils subscription TV streaming service

NimbleTV unveils subscription TV streaming service

Aereo isn’t the only New York startup that is looking to grab customers with the promise of streaming television. NimbleTV has today announced that they’re looking to bring a similar service to fruition. Instead of using antennas and streaming local channels, Nimble will be working directly with TV providers to be able to stream content to any device, anywhere in the world, for a small monthly fee.

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Aereo files new countersuit against broadcasters

Aereo files new countersuit against broadcasters

Aereo has a lot of gumption. Even though it faces lawsuits from every major broadcasting company in the country, it launched its new TV streaming service this month and is now aggressively fighting back against the media conglomerates that are trying to take it down. The company has just filed a second countersuit against PBS, Fox, and two local New York affiliates.

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Aereo TV service launches, with a huge bullseye on its back

Aereo TV service launches, with a huge bullseye on its back

Even though every single major broadcast network has pending legal action against Aereo, the company nevertheless launched its service as promised, today in New York City. Aereo is a groundbreaking platform that takes existing free antenna signals from the metropolitan airspace, and retransmits it through the Internet so that city dwellers can tune into live TV for free. As you might expect, not everyone is excited.

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Aereo cuts cable cord with streaming antenna clusters

Aereo cuts cable cord with streaming antenna clusters

Subscription TV service Aereo wants to cut your cable connection, and it plans to use thousands of tiny antennas hooked up to internet connections to do it; that is, if broadcasters don't litigate it to death first. Set to launch in New York City on March 14, streaming free-to-air content to your phone, tablet or computer for a $12 monthly fee, Aereo also offers a cloud-based DVR and the ability to pause live TV. Rather than snap a TV tuner onto your iPad, however, Aereo clusters antennas together in individual data center blocks.

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