Skip to main content

Aereo Watch: April 4, 2014

With the amicus briefs recently filed by Aereo and its backers, the arguments for and against the company are heating up. To help you navigate the bevy of information, B&C brings you Aereo Watch, a compilation of the latest stories from B&C's reporters and news on the case from around the web.

The Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments regarding the case on April 22.

The latest from B&C:
Professors: Aereo Is Healthy Response to Dysfunctional System
Aereo definitely has friends in a trio of law professors who weighed in on its side with the Supreme Court this week. In their amicus brief, the professors called Aereo a "healthy free-market response to a dysfunctional and anticompetitive television distribution system that raises prices, reduces output, and denies consumers meaningful choice."

B&C's recent coverage:

Computer Companies Back Aereo

EchoStar/DISH: Aereo Is New Way to Do Same Old Stuff

ACA Summit: Kanojia Offers Aereo Technology to Cable Operators

Some Small Broadcasters Back Aereo

ACA: Aereo Is Nothing Like A Cable System

CEA: Aereo Is Giving People What They Want

Consumer Groups Back Aereo with Supremes

Diller: If Aereo Loses In Court, 'We're Finished'

Mr. Smith Goes Off On Washington (sub required)

Aereo to Supremes: We're Heirs to Rabbit Ears & Betamax

Around the Web:

The Washington Post
Why so many want Aereo to beat broadcasters in the Supreme Court

The New York Times
Barry Diller Says Aereo’s Survival Depends on Justices’ Decision

Tech Times
Aereo backers line up, all await Supreme Court hearing

San Francisco Gate
Will the Supreme Court promote innovation in TV?

Aereo Attracts Support From Dish Network, EFF & More For SCOTUS Hearing