Another market, another local television station sues Aereo.
In a post on ArsTechnica, Aereo, which provides the signal of local TV station over the internet, is being sued by Hearst owned WCVB. Aereo has rolled out service in top TV markets across the country. Local broadcasters in New York and now Boston have sought injunctions to stop the service from rebroadcasting the signal. The companies that own the TV stations charge that Aereo is violating copyrights.
According to Hearst’s lawsuit, “If Aereo is permitted to profit from the unauthorized retransmission of copyrighted television programming, WCVB will be deprived of existing and potential revenue streams from advertising and authorized retransmissions.”
Aereo won a victory in the New York courts, but if the suit in Boston heads to the appellate court, the New York decision will not apply.