View Poll Results: Should Aereo pay for rebroadcast fee's to the Networks?

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    Re: Aereo TV Service

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    I've actually found quite a few that rebroadcast (perhaps that's not the right term, they are posted online after the fact, not direct live streaming) without commercials, most seem to be .eu, so I'm guessing they are in Europe, however they are reliably there every time I go to watch, including HBO series and such. I wonder how they are getting away with it.
    They get away with it only until they're shut down, and then another pops up. It's like playing wack a mole for the broadcasters.

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    Re: Aereo TV Service

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    I think if they are rebroadcast with the commercials/ads in place then it should be no harm, no foul as their (major broadcasters) primary income source will still be intact upon re-transmission.
    I think your thoughts might be a better example than mine was regarding Libraries. But the target audiences might be diluted or viewer numbers might not be as traceable for companies who pay for time.

    Something is telling me that this is more complex than my little mind can figure out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    They get away with it only until they're shut down, and then another pops up. It's like playing wack a mole for the broadcasters.
    I agree in that it was my experience as well for a long time, but these two I have at the ready now, they're always there. Sometimes a video will be gone, but there are dozens of others of the same episode to choose from, and often it's clearly a re-upload from one that was taken down. I'm surprisingly being able to keep abreast of nearly any show even though I have no cable, only an hd antenna/tuner dongle for some local network broadcasts, and the internet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    I think your thoughts might be a better example than mine was regarding Libraries. But the target audiences might be diluted or viewer numbers might not be as traceable for companies who pay for time.

    Something is telling me that this is more complex than my little mind can figure out.
    Regardless, the advertiser is getting more eyes than it would if it weren't being offered by Aereo or other similar, so they are getting more for their buck. As for the networks, they've already been paid. I think what it might be, the more complex aspect, is that cable providers pay a rebroadcast fee, if Aereo doesn't have to, then cable/satellite providers will demand equal treatment and that could be a set back, though I never understood why cable companies should have had to pay those fees. Again, if the ads are intact, it should be able to be broadcast, rebroadcast, and rebroadcast again because originally it was free to anyone with an antenna that could receive it.
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    Re: Aereo TV Service

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Aereo Internet service vs. TV broadcasters: US Supreme Court to decide

    Aereo has got a case going before the Supreme Court, to rule on, whether they can rebroadcast Network TV, over the Internet, for a cheaper alternative service to the big providers.



    From what I've read about this case, Aereo isn't rebroadcasting anything, it's providing subscribers with an antenna service.

    I am going to guess that Aereo will win this case.

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    Re: Aereo TV Service

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Anything that screws over Ted Turner is good to me.



    Anything that tics off the big cable people puts a big smile on my face. I hope that they all go broke.

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    Re: Aereo TV Service

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    From what I've read about this case, Aereo isn't rebroadcasting anything, it's providing subscribers with an antenna service.

    I am going to guess that Aereo will win this case.
    Yes, and I agree, but cable/satellite providers pay a whole lot to effectively provide the same end result. Aereo isn't just an antenna, it's an antenna for their own retransmissions of channels, that's why there are so many channels available, not just the ones in your area. My tuner/antenna for the laptop only gets local channels, ie what you're talking about. Aereo is more, it is a true rebroadcaster essentially the same as cable/satellite. If my reading of it is accurate anyway.
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    Re: Aereo TV Service

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    You're right...my wife and I were just discussing this...and we have a village library in the town nearest us, which technically isn't a public library like say in Austin. Austin simply requires one to be a resident and there's no fee.

    Sooo? I think the community/village library isn't supported like the Austin Public Library. I think they have like a $10 annual fee or something.

    Well, dunno how Aereo is going to pull it off then. If they provided a free app...then maybe.



    Aereo provides its customers with an antenna service which they pay a small fee for.

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    Re: Aereo TV Service

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Yes, and I agree, but cable/satellite providers pay a whole lot to effectively provide the same end result. Aereo isn't just an antenna, it's an antenna for their own retransmissions of channels, that's why there are so many channels available, not just the ones in your area. My tuner/antenna for the laptop only gets local channels, ie what you're talking about.
    Aereo is more, it is a true rebroadcaster essentially the same as cable/satellite. If my reading of it is accurate anyway.



    Maybe so, but that's not what I've read.

    I will be interested to see what the US Supreme court decides.

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    Re: Aereo TV Service

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Maybe so, but that's not what I've read.

    I will be interested to see what the US Supreme court decides.
    I went to their site, and it's a bit confusing. It says it's an antenna, but it says it's an internet antenna, which means they could rebroadcast anything live that they have access to, for example getting WGN out of the natural airwave area. It doesn't look like they are doing that though since it's only offered in some cities at this point. It looks like, for the most part, they are providing an alternative antenna option.

    I know however I've seen ads about a different one, a rabbit or something like that, where they claim to be rebroadcasting 1000s of tv and radio stations from around the world. I assumed Aereo was the same, I may be wrong. Evenso, it's exactly what cable and satellite providers DO pay for, and since one can get cable/satellite packages for just the local channels, I'd say the comparison to that level of rebroadcast is the same.

    And again, I think neither cable, nor satellite, nor Aereo should be charged to rebroadcast television otherwise available over the normal airwaves.
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