Skip to comments.Fox moves to use Aereo ruling against Dish streaming service
Posted on 06/29/2014 5:41:59 PM PDT by Utilizer
A day after a surprise US supreme court decision to outlaw streaming TV service Aereo, US broadcaster Fox has moved to use the ruling to clamp down on another internet TV service.
Fox has cited Wednesdays ruling which found Aereo to be operating illegally to bolster its claim against a service offered by Dish, Americas third largest pay TV service, which streams live TV programming over the internet to its subscribers and allows them to copy programmes onto tablet computers for viewing outside the home.
The move has fueled criticism of Wednesdays ruling from groups that have argued the decision will limit consumer choice, hand more power to broadcasters and stifle innovation.
Immediately after Wednesdays ruling, Foxs legal team submitted the supreme courts Aereo decision to bolster its case against Dish. Oral arguments in the case are scheduled before the ninth circuit court of appeals on 7 July in Pasadena, California.
Dish and Fox have clashed over several services offered by the satellite TV provider including Hopper, a service that allowed customers to record all of a prime time broadcasters schedule and AutoHop, which allowed them to skip all of a broadcaster's ads.
(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...
A bit more info at the site and references to Fox's disagreements with the Dish Network and plans for the future.
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Who cares? In the average year I spend less time watching network TV than I spend trimming my eyebrows.And I never watch TV on anything but a “TV”...and never will.
The same SCOTUS that just outlawed a parent buying a child his or her first rifle or shotgun, as a “straw purchaser!”
The choices for the consumer start to narrow now ... because of the ruling.
Some of the offerings on FNC are arguably decent as well. The Five, Bill O'Reilly, Megyn Kelly, Sean Hannity, and Greta Van Susteren (sp?) are some I watch quite regularly -over the internet. It would make things quite difficult for people who can not receive OTA programs, or can not afford cable or satTV if it is even available in their area.
Even here, ATT is pulling out of the local DSL Internet Access options and no longer offering new High-Speed hookups unless you accept their bargain with the partner satTV provider, and satTV internet access is quite poor.
The implications of this decision will begin tricking down to all kinds of things, intended and otherwise.
If Aereo or network TV doesn’t bother you, just wait...
I no longer watch Fox. I do enjoy reading comments of how they are still hated by the Left.
Stopped watching O’Reilly about 2007.
Stopped watching Sean about 2008.
Never watched Shep much.
Never watched Kelly ever and have no desire to.
I Enjoy Greta and would pay a fee to her if she did podcasts. She’s smart and I learn from her. Greta would do well with her own radio show as well. She’d probably make a lot more as an independent than she does working for Fox News.
Indeed. Doesn’t help that there are not a lot of options to begin with where I am, either -and what options being offered, if not the most expensive out there, are not exactly the best or even close to the least expensive options available in other areas.
Actually it didn't. The court only ruled that such a law against straw purchases wasn't unconstitutional. It didn't make it the law.
The people in the overwhelming majority of Americans care.
Thought Big Government was bad? Wait til you get a load of Big Corporate. At least with Big Government you have a shot at electing Conservatives.
Clearly Fox doesn't want those who actually pay to receive their horsecrap programming to view it on something other than a TV. I mean Heaven Forbid people watch video on a device not tied directly to a cable box!
OH THE HORROR!!
Having said that, Fox is of course entitled to compensation for their product which they are getting from Dish Network Subscribers. This beef is really about taking the content with the subscriber so they decide when to watch that programming.
How absurd of Fox. I'm darn sure glad I don't pay Cable/Satellite anymore (coming up on 2 years w/o that crap.) TV is nothing more than junk-food for the brain.
Did not agree with the Aereo ruling since it is the same as if I decided to plug in some cordless headphones to a radio or tv set to listen. That same decision can be argued to extend even to those devices by the same parameters defined: "re-broadcasting".
O'Reilly can be a blowhard. Hannity was not making the best choice when he allowed the racist Sharpton to get some airtime on his show -and I truly hate how he continues to promote that skank mistress of Jesse Jackson known as Tamara jackson-Holder to pretend as if she has anything worthwhile to contribute to anything (in My schoolyard days the other girls would label her as "a pit").
Shep is pretty boring. Kelly can be entertaining at times but the recent "mullet-style" hair could use a redo. Van Susteren tends to not know when to go on to the next subject, but then again she is not letting go of the plight of that ex-serviceman jailed in mehico.
I like Gutfeld when he is on The Five. Always has some witty commentary and tongue-in-cheek statements. He is also quite hilarious when he subs for O'Reilly from time to time.
Still, others mileage may vary.
True. Not certain why Fox is doing this, as they are not losing any revenue by people opting for the streaming video instead of the other methods. Have to wonder who the genius was that decided to attempt to curtail it as it can only reduce the number of available or potential viewers.
Those breaking news events are streamed online by the broadcaster. FoxNews would stream their coverage of an event like that online, guaranteed.
The local channels here stream breaking news events very frequently.
Not to mention, I am sick of following breaking news as it happens. Sick of “two shooters with one still on the loose” coverage.
News organizations are so interested in making sure they have all eyes, the garbage they rush out is sickening.
Not so sure we have to wonder at all ... LAWYERS. They can mess up anything.
The reality is, Cable/Satellite and their "bundled" packages crap is dying. The days are coming where you and I will be able to subscribe to only those channels we want, and no more.
We have a Roku in my house. I have Netflix and Amazon (dropped Hulu Plus this week) which serve whatever viewing my two kids and wife want. I have MLB network on it and can use that to watch any baseball game I'm interested in seeing.
Anything else comes in on an HD Over-The-Air antenna built with some old coat hangers, stranded wire and some soldering time. Works well, pulls in HD signals from about 120 miles away. Cable/Satellite TV is for the birds.
*snort* I must admit, they CAN go overboard at times but some are worse than others. Don't remember which one it was, CNN or pMSNBC that went an entire week with all-Malaysian-Flight-370, all-the-time.
Even FNC ran with it for a couple of days, but thankfully they let off after more and more people were pointing out that the only thing they were "reporting" at that point was suspicions, guesses, and wishful thinking. Some of the Opinion programs hosts refused by the end of the second day to turn their shows into all-flight-370 repeats of the same info already out there and insisted upon returning to their standard formats.
Your TV watching time exceeds my own. :-)
How well does that work? Been thinking of getting one more and more, but not certain that it will add to whatever I can already watch on the net. Does it allow you to record programs for later viewing, and transferring them over to the computer to watch? The computer does not use as much power as the regular tv does, and I need the recording capability for the times I need to go out of town and want to watch one of the daily shows I miss when I do travel.