"It's a bit of a coin flip."
So said Chet Kanojia, the man behind this blog's favorite Internet startup, Aereo. The words were uttered to New York Times media correspondent extraordinaire, David Carr, recently, and they were published in a Sunday piece profiling ...
... The Supreme Court case that is about to jump off the diving board and into the pool of television revolution after months and months of anticipation.
That's right, friends: It's finally time for American Broadcasting ... read more
So. Did you catch what CBS resident Head Guy Les Moonves said on CNBC not too long ago? (Side: What in the name of The Good Wife is a CBS executive doing on an NBC network?! The world has gone mad, I tell you! Mad!). It was fairly intriguing. It involved Aereo. And, most importantly, it may or may not be a whole Undercover Boss-load of smokescreen. But we'll get back to that in a minute. For now, here's Mike Flacy of Digital Trends ...
"Mentioned within a CNBC interview with Les Moonves this ... read more
Amicus curiae: noun. one (as a professional person or organization) that is not a party to a particular litigation but that is permitted by the court to advise it in respect to some matter of law that directly affects the case in question.
That comes from Merriam-Webster, a dictionary (remember those?!). And why on earth would it apply to a blog named TV Without A TV? Glad you asked, disembodied voice. Because it's now time to formally check in with Aereo, the Internet television service that ... read more
Aereo Goes To Washington
"If today's kids become accustomed to Internet-based TV, tomorrow's households will turn to the Internet rather than cable or satellite."
So wrote CNet's Joan E. Solsman on Wednesday. As it goes, the U.S. Supreme Court decided last week that it will indeed hear the case against Aereo, the oft-discussed tiny-antenna service that streams over-the-air channels to televisions via the Internet. In the wake of that announcement, Solsman wrote a sprawling, must-read piece ... read more
Welp. I received a Roku for Christmas. And while there's much to talk about with all the CES happenings, Hulu's original content slate for 2014, and all the scuttlebutt surrounding the season premieres of "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee" (already happened) and "House of Cards" (almost a month away!), we're going to start the year off with a first-hand account of what it's like to live with one of these things.
First, this should be said: In an ideal world, I would have initially preferred ... read more
So. Do you have anything going on next week? Say, about this same time on this same day, exactly one week from now? Monday, Dec. 16, it is. Nine days before Christmas. Fifteen days before the end of 2013. Got plans? Last-minute holiday shopping? Mulling the year's best music? A trip to some warm-weather destination, fully equipped with a lack of snow and ice?
Well, busy or not, you ought to take note: Aereo is coming to Baltimore. Lorraine Mirabella, you're up ...
"The technology, which ... read more
Welp, if you're in Denver right now, a) why in the world are you reading this? and b) happy Aereo day!
That's right. Our favorite weirdly named Internet television sensation is rolling out today in the mile-high city, joining Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Detroit, Houston, Salt Lake City, New York and Dallas as the Very Important cities that offer Aereo. D.C. and Baltimore are on their way, of course, but for whatever reason, Salt Lake City seems to be far more valuable than the Most Powerful City In ... read more
What do you say we offer up a two-for-one on this sunny Wednesday? I mean, what with all the website changes, weeks off, "Breaking Bad" obsessions, and everything else in between, how about we dive right back in, no? Good.
Roku 1. Apple TV 0.
Have you heard about everybody's favorite tech-obsessed fruit snatching up video app Matcha recently? Oh, you haven't? What's that? You don't even really care? Awww, shucks. Well, you should. Zack Whittaker at ZDNet elaborated a bit earlier today ...
"The ... read more