Murky waters for OTT redistributor Aereo

May 31, 2013  | Subscribers Only

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In the US, New York-based live TV streaming service Aereo has won its latest court battle against the broadcast networks arguing that the OTT player should be paying them for redistribution rights. But despite Aereo's success, it is unlikely that the same model would be universally accepted by courts across other markets, such as Europe, where online streaming player TV Catchup has run into issues. Even in the US Western States, copycat service Aereokiller has found little support from the courts. This report looks at the issues faced by online TV redistributors, focusing on the USA's Aereo and European services TV Catchup and Zattoo.

Tables and charts included:

  • Households taking broadband or pay TV - YE 2012 (000s);Schematic showing representation of TVCatchup architecture;Schematic showing representation of Aereo architecture

Pages: 6

Tables and charts: 2

Jonathan Payne

Research Associate, Broadband Media

Jon joined IHS in May 2010 as a Research Associate for the Broadband Media Team. 
Jon has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Durham University and an MSc in Economics and Public Policy from the University of Bristol...

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Richard Broughton

Director, Broadband Media

Richard Broughton heads the IHS London-based broadband media and technology teams, following areas such as broadband access, digital media, video-on-demand and connected devices...

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