Supreme Court Rules Against TV Streaming Service

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In a 6-3 decision from the Supreme Court Wednesday, the justices ruled that Aereo, the innovative TV streaming service is illegal.

Aereo, which has offices in New York and Boston, uses tiny antennas to capture broadcast signals and deliver them to consumers for a fee — a much smaller fee than cable companies.

The ruling was a big win for TV networks, and blocks what could have been a revolutionary — and much cheaper way for Americans to watch television.


Hiawatha Bray, covers technology for the business section of The Boston Globe. He tweets at @HiawathaBray.


WBUR: Justices Rule For Broadcasters In Fight With Aereo

  • "The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a startup Internet company has to pay broadcasters when it takes television programs from the airwaves and allows subscribers to watch them on smartphones and other portable devices."

This segment aired on June 25, 2014.


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