This image provided by Aereo shows a screenshot from the iPad showing Aereo.com streaming "Bob the Builder" on New York's PBS station, WNET 13, Feb. 17, 2012. The service gives access to live TV from local stations on the iPad, iPhone, & iPod touch.
"Can Barry Diller Upend the TV Industry Again?"
June 5, 2012
Author: Susan P. Crawford, Former Faculty Affiliate, Information and Communications Technology and Public Policy Project, January–December 2012
Belfer Center Programs or Projects: Information and Communications Technology and Public Policy; Science, Technology, and Public Policy
Barry Diller is taking on the broadcasting industry — again. This time his threat comes not from within, in the form of a fourth network, but from the outside, in the form of a dime-sized antenna.
Television broadcasters are fighting a court battle with Aereo, a service launched this year in New York. Aereo has set up thousands of tiny antennas in Brooklyn that receive over-the-air television signals and send them into short-term digital storage at users' request. Residents of Manhattan can receive on any device their personal antenna's digital signal — translated into an almost-real-time online river of ones and zeros....
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