Contingency Planning for Aereo Supreme Court Ruling


  Speaking to Fortune, Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia said that if his company loses at the Supreme Court, he’s at least willing to consider paying broadcasters for the right to retransmit their signals.
Why This Matters: The broadcast networks, meanwhile, are prepping their own contingencies. According to the Los Angeles Times, beyond the option of moving their networks over to the pay-TV side of the fence, if Aereo wins, broadcasters might also approach the FCC in the hopes of regulating Aereo into paying retransmission fees.

Excellent analysis by reporter David Hall.  The future of  streaming television and the fees companies such as Aereo  may have to pay to the major broadcast networks will be resolved sometime this week by the U.S. Supreme Court.  The broadcast networks claim that upstart video streaming companies such as Aereo should pay user fees for downloading network programs directly to consumers.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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