Goodbye, Aereo: Company To Sell Off Its Assets to the Highest Bidder

Once believed to be a cord-cutters dream, Aereo will conclude its near 8-month-long death rattle as the company sells off its TV streaming technology to the highest bidder in late February 2015. According to The Wall Street Journal, all sales will be overseen by the broadcasters that originally busted up Aereo in the… » 12/28/14 12:16pm Yesterday 12:16pm

Aereo Will Shut Down Service at 11:30 AM EST Today

In a blog post published just this morning, Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia announced that the streaming cloud-based TV service will go dark at 11:30 AM EST today. The move responds to this week's Supreme Court decision that called Aereo's particular type of service illegal. The fight's not over, but Aereo's defeat is a… » 6/28/14 9:34am 6/28/14 9:34am

Is Aereo the New Betamax? The Supreme Court Weighs the Future of TV

Today the Supreme Court will hear arguments in American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo. It is a case which reportedly has entertainment industry executives wearing out their Xanax prescriptions, as they contemplate the destruction of the entire economic foundation of the television industry. The press keeps repeating » 4/22/14 8:59am 4/22/14 8:59am

Bloomberg: DirecTV and TWC Might Create an Aereo-like Service

As cable companies continue to come up with creative ways to sell us TV without hooking us onto traditional cable, Bloomberg is reporting that DirecTV and Time Warner Cable are both thinking about creating an Aereo-type streaming service for customers to use. If it works like Aereo, it means you get to watch TV over… » 10/25/13 7:15pm 10/25/13 7:15pm

Aereo's Cloud DVR Pricing Is Now Simpler (But Not Necessarily Better)

Aereo's embattled cloud-based DVR service for network television is getting an updated pricing structure on May 15th. The options will be trimmed from the previous 5-tier structure down to just two plans. Sure, that should be easier for people to understand, but the rejiggered structure makes the cheaper monthly plan… » 5/13/13 9:12am 5/13/13 9:12am