After the coffee. Before analyzing the
The Skinny: Sorry we are a little late today. Had to jump on the HBO/Amazon story and make sure that was in our roundup. Other stories include recaps of Aereo's big day at the Supreme Court and
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The defense rests. Aereo, the start-up that streams local TV stations via the Internet, defended its service before the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Broadcasters, which get no compensation for Aereo's service, which costs consumers between $8 and $12 a month, argued alongside government lawyers that the company is violating copyright laws. One should never try to figure out which way the court is leaning based on what questions were asked. Some questions seemed to favor broadcasters but at the same time the court also had concerns about a ruling that could have unintended consequence of affecting cloud technology. Coverage and analysis from the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and Re/Code.
The enemy of my enemy is my friend. HBO, which in the past has said it wouldn't sell episodes of its shows to a subscription service such as
Charting a new course. As expected, it is looking like
Dish without a satellite dish. Satellite broadcaster Dish Network hopes to have a new low-cost, Internet-delivered programming service ready to offer consumers this summer, according to Bloomberg. Dish already reached a deal to offer Disney-owned networks. The challenge for this service will be to be cheap enough to appeal to folks who otherwise wouldn't subscribe to pay-TV while at the same time having enough compelling programming to make it worthwhile. No one has figured out how to do this yet.
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