Aereo, the cloud-based antenna and DVR technology currently in a death struggle with broadcasters and the U.S. Justice Department over the right to exist, is moving ahead with plans to become an app in the Google Play store.
The nation's largest TV station owners have a good reason to support—or at least not oppose—a $45.2 billion merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable.
Small cable operator advocate American Cable Association (ACA) and rural broadcast association NTCA are concerned about the "potential competitive harms" that would accompany a Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, including "a final result [that] will likely be higher prices and fewer choices for consumers."
Questions and concerns are bubbling to the surface as Comcast prepares to justify its proposed $45.2 billion Time Warner Cable acquisition to the Senate Judiciary Committee this Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, D.C.-- The conventional model where consumers receive premium cable television programming through a provider "will be broken...consumer behavior is doing it...and that's not a bad thing," Colleen Abdoulah, chairwoman of WideOpenWest and the American Cable Association said yesterday during a lunch here at the ACA Summit.
WASHINGTON, D.C.-- During an ACA Summit session here Wednesday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler downplayed the Commission's recent decision to prohibit broadcasters from coordinating on retransmission-consent deals, calling the move to level the negotiating sessions between broadcasters and pay TV distributors "self evident."
WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Aereo Founder/CEO Chet Kanojia sounded highly confident in his Supreme Court case and boldly pledged to spend the year after the court case expanding his 110-person company and supplying low-cost technology to the nearly 1,000-member companies of the American Cable Association (ACA).
Small and mid-sized pay TV distributors represented by the American Cable Association are going to bat for Aereo, which is defending a petition filed by major broadcasters at the U.S. Supreme Court aimed at shuttering its local TV platform.
A March 31 deadline is quickly approaching for the 890 members of the National Cable Television Cooperative to sign a new retransmission deal with Viacom or lose access to a bevy of channels such as MTV, BET and Comedy Central.
NCTA said Tuesday that the CEOs of Comcast and Time Warner Cable will speak at The Cable Show convention, while the American Cable Association recruited Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia--who is battling copyright lawsuits from some of NCTA's largest members--as a speaker for its upcoming ACA Summit.