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Aereo Supreme Court Case Will Shape Future Of TV

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Can a company capture TV broadcasts and stream them online to subscribers without making any payment to TV or cable companies who produce the programs?

The two-year-old company Aereo does exactly that for subscribers in 11 cities, and major networks including, NBC, ABC and CBS want the company to pay them for rebroadcasting their shows.

Aereo argues that it has the right to take freely from programs that are broadcast on public airwaves.

Tom Taylor has been covering the case for Bloomberg BNA and joins Here & Now’s Robin Young with details.


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