Could this be the end of broadcasting as we know it?

Kevin Vahey
Tue Apr 9 02:44:27 EDT 2013

Aereo is pretty much what cable TV was in the 60's and 70's. In NY it is in
effect an online digital tuner but it offers a complete scan that most can
not get OTA - there are almost always a signal missed.
They plan to launch in Boston in a weeks.

The reality is the broadcast networks in today's cable environment would be
better off just selling a pure network feed to cable and satellite
operators and charge a monthly fee. ABC is almost an afterthought in the
Disney empire when compared to ESPN.

Cable and satellite are at risk as well as the computer savvy under 30
crowd can find virtually any programming feed online at little or no
cost.Take NESN for example. It is very easy to find any Red Sox or Bruins
game from pirate sites in Europe and Russia that are malware and virus free
and in some cases returns a picture faster than a Comcast digital box.

I just don't like where we are headed.

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