Germany’s Wisi Communications is to further expand its Multiscreen and OTT offer.
TiVo has received approval from an US Bankruptcy Court Judge to acquire certain assets from Aereo.
Aereo has filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 11 reorganization in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
It looks like the end of the road for Aereo – the IP-delivered TV platform – after the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals denied it a court hearing.
Following the US Supreme Court victory for broadcasters, cloud based streaming TV service Aereo said the decision has de facto become a ‘cable operator’ and is willing to pay carriage fees to the broadcasters.
After the United States Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision, Aereo has ‘paused’ its services.
The US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday by a 6-3 vote that Aereo is violating the broadcasters’ copyrights by taking the signals without paying them.
Aereo is now live on the Google Chromecast platform. The Aereo app for Android is available for download in the Google Play store.
Parks Associates reports pay-TV penetration remains fairly steady at around 85% of US broadband households but OTT video use is increasing on multiple devices, particularly with younger viewers.
Aereo launched ProtectMyAntenna.org, an educational and advocacy site that aims to provide basic information about Aereo and the legal claims before the Supreme Court. The site also features court briefs, amicus briefs and court decisions.