Henry Vilas wrote:Read something that a couple broadcast networks might stop doing so, all because of the court ruling allowing Aereo.
Ya, I've been researching this stuff, FOX in particular is loudly threatening to stop broadcasting over the air. It is a hollow threat, laughably so. Aereo is only going to syphon-off a small slice of business, mainly people in urban areas with excellent internet service who can't use antennas to pickup free TV. (I think Madison is on the list for Aereo expansion because our internet bandwidth rocks compared to other cities. Charter does offer great internet speeds.)
Besides, broadcasters get much more money from advertising than they do from retransmission fees on cable/satellite. (Aereo does cheapen the value of content that broadcasters offer to cable companies.)
Aereo is spreading advertising message to more customers, so it is a murky and mixed situation.
What I care about is the wonderful opportunity that Aereo is opening up for consumers. This nudges the ball forward for ala carte tv services.