Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia told International Business Times on Thursday that the company plans to debut its service on Android devices in September -- though there's no word on an exact date. The chief executive said Aereo had initially hoped to have an Android app ready last summer, but that goal fell through.
NEW YORK -- Aereo Chief Executive Chet Kanojia is keeping the lid tight on how many people have joined his service to stream local TV broadcasts over the Internet, but he doesn't need millions of them to turn a profit.
Kanojia said that Aereo would have a fabulous business at 1 million registered users and an "extremely fabulous" business at 5 million. But it would be profitable with hundreds of thousands of subscribers, he said, speaking to a group of local entrepreneurs at a Startup Grind event in New York.
It stands in sharp contrast to a … Read more
Aereo, the cloud-based television provider that has drawn the ire of TV networks, is spreading further across the country.
The company announced on Thursday that it will offer its service to consumers in Miami, Houston, and Dallas starting next month. The Miami service will be available on September 2, while the Houston and Dallas offerings will launch on September 16 and September 23, respectively.
Aereo provides an extremely small antenna that allows customers to access over-the-air programming. The company also has a cloud-based DVR that lets users record over-the-air programming and watch it back on personal devices, such as tablets, … Read more
It's a plotline so played out that if it were pitched as a script no network executive would bite.
A TV broadcaster wants more money. A cable distributor doesn't want to pay. They trade public jabs while trying to reach an agreement, and then TV channels go black when the parties don't find common ground.
That's how the story unfolded once again on Friday night between broadcaster CBS -- the parent company of CNET -- and distributor Time Warner Cable. However, this time around, technology has changed the script. Online options like over-the-air streamer Aereo and … Read more
Update, 5:17 p.m. PT: Notes that CBS is blocking full-episode streaming on its Web site for some with Time Warner Cable as their broadband provider.
With changes in technology complicating the balance of power between television creators and distributors, CBS and Time Warner Cable failed to reach an agreement on fees Friday. After weeks of talks and multiple deadline extensions, the broadcaster's flagship network went dark for the cable giant's subscribers in several major U.S. cities.
CBS being dropped from a cable system for the first time in its history opens the door for companies … Read more
CBS is among the networks fighting Aereo, but its chief Wednesday brushed aside the company that streams over-the-air broadcasts online.
Aereo is "more wind than reality," CEO Leslie Moonves said on a conference call to discuss CBS's second-quarter earnings, also calling it illegal. "We don't think it's catching on at all."
CBS is the parent company of CNET.
Aereo hasn't released subscriber numbers and declined to respond to Moonves's comments. Earlier Wednesday, Aereo Chief Executive Chet Kanojia discussed the company's legal standing during an appearance on CNBC. "Is our … Read more
Time Warner Cable subscribers will not lose access to CBS Corp. programming on Wednesday night after all, despite a looming deadline and apparently no new carriage contract in place.
The two companies, which have been engaged in contentious negotiations over a new contract for CBS Corp.'s flagship CBS network, have agreed to an extension that will allow the cable giant's subscribers to continue receiving the network's programming through July 29 at 2 p.m. PT, a Time Warner Cable spokesperson told CNET this evening. A spokesperson for CBS, which is the parent company of CNET, could not … Read more
In a one-on-one interview at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colo., Monday afternoon, Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia outlined his vision of growth for the controversial television streaming company that has fought off legal action from nearly every broadcast corporation in the country. In the next five to seven years, Kanojia hopes that one out of every four people will be using Aereo.
The sit-down at Brainstorm Tech comes on the heels of Aereo's announcement today that Salt Lake City will be getting its service by mid-August, making the Utah capital the fourth named destination. Boston and New … Read more
Aereo is heading west with its next city launch, planning to go live for all of Utah in mid-August.
With a flood of other cities expected to be coming online by the end of next month, Chief Executive and founder Chet Kanojia said Monday that the Aereo is excited to be launching in "what is fast becoming known as the Silicon Slopes."
Utah will mark the first Aereo launch to cover an whole state. The reason is that the broadcast market for the metro area of Salt Lake City covers the entirety of the sparsely populated state, so … Read more
Streaming startup Aereo could be the big winner in high-stakes contract negotiations between CBS and Time Warner that have recently become very contentious.
CBS Corp., which is the parent company of CNET, has been negotiating a new carriage pact with Time Warner for its flagship network under an extension to their previous agreement that expired June 30. In a sign that talks are taking on a sour tone, CBS started running ads in New York, Los Angeles, and Dallas on Thursday saying Time Warner Cable customers could lose access to its shows on Wednesday, which is when that extension expires. … Read more