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Today Aereo, tomorrow Dish? Broadcasters hope for a slippery slope

James Careless | July 1, 2014
The Supreme Court's ruling against Aereo last week may have done more than just shutter the fledgling streaming service. It's now being cited by broadcast networks in legal battles with other providers of streaming video.

Where this will go is anyone's guess. The Supreme Court's Aereo decision provides potent ammunition for both Fox and Dish. What is clear is that the Aereo decision has given broadcasters additional leverage when it comes to negotiating payment terms with distributors such as Dish, which is what this fight is all about. Ultimately, it's about money.

 

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