You may have heard about this little company called Aereo TV that has recently shaken the traditional broadcast industry up. In a nutshell, they offer broadcast television streaming live online or devices through a digital antenna via a low monthly subscription a la Hulu Plus and Netflix. They also have a DVR built in. But the way that they do this is what has been controversial. Through what many broadcast networks deem a legal loophole, Aereo captures the over-the-air signal of the main networks and then retransmit those free signals to consumers without paying the networks for that content. Traditionally retransmitters of that content either have to have a license or at least pay the networks for that content, so the networks say the same rules should apply for Aereo. After all Aereo is making money off of their content - they should be reimbursed, right? It's had Les Moonves of CBS up in arms and even caused Fox to threaten to become a cable channel if Aereo was allowed to stay in business.
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