After the coffee. Before getting my own
The Skinny: Let's see, Wednesday I started working at 5:30 a.m. and finished after 10 p.m. I know, cry me a river. But hey, the work is worth it because it's all for you! Thursday's roundup includes Chelsea Handler's decision to take her talents (and vodka) to Netflix. Also, a preview of what might happen if Aereo wins at the Supreme Court.
Daily Dose: As Aereo waits for the Supreme Court to decide its fate (see below), one option it won't consider should it lose is paying broadcasters to carry their signals. Although Fortune suggested Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia was open to the idea, that is not the case, according to Wells Fargo analyst Marci Ryvicker, who had lunch with the executive this week. "We were specifically told that Chet's commentary was taken out of context," she said in a report.
Hope the green room is stocked.
Chelsea Handler is taking her Grey Goose to Netflix. The host of E!'s
has struck a deal with the online streaming service for a new talk show that will debut in 2016. Details about the show are sparse. Netflix won't even say whether the show will be daily or weekly or if they'll just record 200 episodes and release them all at once. Handler will also make comedy specials for Netflix starting later this year. More on the deal from the
What happens next? The Supreme Court is expected to decide the fate of Aereo -- the startup that streams the signals of local broadcast signals -- as early as Thursday. If Aereo, which is in 11 markets, loses its fight with broadcasters, it probably goes away. But if it wins, the fight will likely move to Capitol Hill and the Federal Communications Commission. The Los Angeles Times looks at the various scenarios of an Aereo win.