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DHagar
DHagar
7/1/2014 | 12:26:47 PM
Re: Want to bid? (Brief Thoughts)
@MikeP688, good thoughts!  I agree that the cord cutting will continue - they will test the boundaries.  Great insight on the role of the Supreme Court.

Happy 4th as well - we have a lot to be happy about in this country.

 
MikeP688
MikeP688
6/30/2014 | 11:00:37 PM
Re: Want to bid? (Brief Thoughts)
Greetings to all!!

It was a very interesting month at the Supreme Court--to say the least especially as we look to celebrate 4th of July.   This was an idea that was novel--but I was not frankly surprised by it.     I would note, though, that just because they lost this "battle", the "war" is still not over becuase cord cutting is here to stay.

 

Happy 4th :-)

 
DHagar
DHagar
6/30/2014 | 9:11:49 PM
Re: Want to bid?
@mendyk, I fully agree.  The entire premise was "iffy".  It appears that they thought it was a good thing as long as they could make it fly, but it did not have anything of substance. 

I don't think they will make it - as Barry Diller indicated, it is over.
pcharles09
pcharles09
6/30/2014 | 5:56:34 PM
Re: Want to bid?
I'm sure they'll have a pivot or twi in their business. If not, then I guess it was just a Fad they were hoping wouldn't get stomped out by the govt.
briandnewby
briandnewby
6/30/2014 | 3:10:45 PM
Re: Want to bid?
True, although the disruption also carried to smartphones, with a device attached. If they have intellectual assets tied to that component, maybe it will have value in some other model. Reed Hastings claims Netflix always planned on streaming, and some people actually believe him when he says that, so maybe there will be a revisionist opportunity here, too.
mendyk
mendyk
6/30/2014 | 2:47:12 PM
Re: Want to bid?
The "concept" with Aereo from the outset was to disrupt the broadcast business model. The underlying technology isn't all that innovative -- a very small antenna to pick up broadcast signals and then some boxes to send those captured signals to the end-user device.
briandnewby
briandnewby
6/30/2014 | 1:47:17 PM
Re: Want to bid?
It's harder to envision this after a Supreme Court ruling, but it feels like nothing is ever never when it comes to tech.  I wonder if there will be a way this concept, or these assets, emerge and another run is made at the same thing.
mendyk
mendyk
6/30/2014 | 11:18:41 AM
Re: Want to bid?
Somewhere, Rube Goldberg is smiling. At least I think that's a smile.
craigleddy
craigleddy
6/30/2014 | 11:09:21 AM
Want to bid?
Could Aereo sell its antenna technology as an OTA antenna to consumers or service providers? I think some cable operators might find a use for it.

For example, a cable operator could use the antennas in a new MDU and avoid the installation cost for the building. Residents could pay a fee and, provided the cable operator paid their content partners, it shouldn't raise any legal hackles.                
mendyk
mendyk
6/30/2014 | 11:01:13 AM
Disinterwhateveration
Regarding the shifting revenue model for networks, the real group that's at risk are the affiliate broadcasters. The big four "networks" can continue in an environment that shifts from OTA to OTT, but the local broadcasters cannot. That's why at least some of them will think seriously about selling off some or all of their spectrum for a big payday.  


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