Aereo: Round 2

Aereo is back in court with a brand new legal theory for why it should be allowed to continue to operate. If it prevails, the implications could be nearly as far-reaching as if it had won in the Supreme Court.…

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Boxing in Pandora

While Warner is the first major record label to sign such a broad royalty deal its arrangement with Clear Channel is already being looked to as a template for a broader detente between the record companies and broadcasters.But it may not be a template Pandora can follow.…

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Spoil sports: The coming showdown over TV sports

Over the last 20 months, national networks have agreed to spend $72 billion over the next decade for TV rights to professional and college sports, the Olympics, and other major sporting events, according to a study published by the Philadelphia Inquirer. Add in the commitments for local broadcast rights made by regional sports networks such as YES in New York and the total probably exceeds $100 billion.…

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Will Aereo be the next Slingbox?

Now that streaming broadcast startup Aereo is formally launching in New York, the litigation watch is on. From an operational perspective, the closest analogy to what Aereo is doing may be Slingbox's model. And despite occasional threats, no broadcaster or content owner has ever sued Sling Media (now owned by EchoStar), a failure that ultimately could weaken any case brought against Aereo.…

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BoinxTV Now Shipping

A few weeks ago I wrote about the beta of BoinxTV and provided a brief overview of the product. As a quick…

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