Ding-Dong, Aereo is Dead

The decision is made. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of innovation, the freedom of the American people and the sacredness of over-the-air television. Aereo, a non-moneymaking hobby backed by bloated investors, is dead. Finally. There is reason to rejoice at their demise: Stealing is bad. It turns out you can’t sell something […]

CSI: The Death of Cable

Since crime scene dramas are the most-watched television programming for over-the-air viewers, we decided to use that medium to help you understand the dire straits in which cable providers have found. Scene opens on a wealthy tycoon’s office. We had seen carnage before that day. But never any quite as mysterious. Cable Paymoor’s bloated body […]

NAB Chief: What’s Not to Like About Free, Live and Local?

WASHINGTON— Just what part of free, live and local don’t you like, the chief broadcast lobbyist asked industry critics today during a House hearing. National Association of Broadcasters President and CEO Gordon Smith testified this morning before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet at a hearing on the “State of Video.” He […]

Dishs Charlie Ergen: I think people are cutting the cord. A lot of customers can live with Netflix and an antenna, YouTube and they would be pretty happy.

 By Janko Roettgers February 11, 2013: 10:16 PM ET Cord cutting is real, argued Charlie Ergen, Chairman and co-founder of Dish Network at All Things Digital’s Dive into Media conference in Dana Point, California Monday. “think people are cutting the cord,” Ergen said, arguing that kids in college never use cable, and that they […]