The survival of internet video service provider Aereo’s depends on the Supreme Court verdict in the case against US broadcasters. If it does not win, then it will shut down.
Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia in a statement said, “The broadcasters are asking the Court to deny consumers the ability to use the cloud to access a more modern-day television antenna and DVR. They are asking the Court to confine consumers to outdated equipment and limit their access to lawful technology in order to protect a legacy business model, the success of which is built on eliminating consumer choice and competition in the marketplace.”
Kanojia noted that the company’s team of engineers set out to create a new way to watch television that would be simple, elegant, and useful. The result: Aereo’s unique cloud-based antenna and DVR technology.