Reply to post: Re: They won't quit

Remember the Aereo streaming TV service? Wasn't it COOL? Well, it's pretty much dead now


Re: They won't quit

After the Supreme Court said they were essentially a cable company, Aereo tried to do what cable companies do, retransmit and pay a fee to those whose signal they were retransmitting.

The broadcasters refused the deal.

Or rather, the companies that own the broadcast networks and a bunch of other non-broadcast channels they want bundled in with the broadcast stuff refused to only let Aereo pay them for, and only offer to customers, just the broadcast stuff.

In other words, the broadcasters are really trying to stick it to cord cutters who, because of geography or the rules of the buildings in which they live, cannot access the free over the air signals which they want, and which are all that they want.

If the broadcasters could figure out a legal way to do the same thing to people who get great over the air reception, they'd do that as well.

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