OTA re-transmission

Kevin Vahey kvahey@gmail.com
Tue Jul 1 03:00:42 EDT 2014

Over the past 10-15 years distribution has changed.

Cable companies no longer need a 'head end' as they get their primary
signals via fiber ( not OTA ) - this is also true for satellite feeds as
for example NBCSN sends a fiber commercial roll to Boston during hockey

​Who in the end was Aereo hurting? ​They were enhancing the viewership of
the transmitters .

The harsh reality is - 2-4-5-7-25-38-44-46-50-56-66-68 and others I have
missed could turn off their transmitters tomorrow and maybe 20% of viewers
would notice.

On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 1:30 AM, A Joseph Ross <joe@attorneyross.com> wrote:

> On 6/30/2014 2:05 AM, Martin Waters via Boston-Radio-Interest wrote:
>  Now, I would like to know what's going to be done to collect the
>> royalties Aereo should have been paying.
> Probably very little.  Aereo probably will have no money and likely will
> file bankruptcy.  The plaintiffs in this case will probably be quite happy
> to force Aereo to shut down, and won't throw good money after bad trying to
> collect blood out of a stone.
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