It’s hard to speculate about the final SCOTUS vote on the broadcasters’ case against Aereo. While the justices questioned the legitimacy of Aereo’s service during a 1-hour oral argument Tues, they seemed well aware of the potentially profound implications of any decision on broadcast and other video technology, including cloud DVR service. Justices debate the “transmit clause” of the Copyright Act and how cloud technology could be affected, while attorneys respond to the discussion.
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Comcast added 24K video subs in 1Q vs a loss of 25K a year ago, marking the 2nd consecutive Q in which it has added video subs. More on the company’s earnings from Comcast CEO Brian Roberts.
AT&T and Peter Chernin’s The Chernin Group have formed a venture to acquire, invest and launch OTT video services.
Time Warner Cable is now offering Internet speeds up to 300 Mbps to subs in several communities in NYC and L.A.