Broadcasters ask Supreme Court to Stop Aereo
On Friday, ABC, NBC, CBS and other major networks filed a petition with the United States Supreme Court challenging the legality of Aereo’s business model. For $8 a month, Aereo streams network television to its subscribers, using antennas to capture broadcast signals. Subscribers have the ability to watch channels live on computers or mobile devices and also have the ability to record TV shows to watch at a later time. The networks claim that Aereo is violating copyright law and point out that Aereo is currently paying zero dollars in fees to the networks, while cable companies pay billions in fees for the right to re-broadcast network television channels.