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Aereo CEO on Bundles and Fees

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More power to Aereo … I’ve played with a demo account and it works quite well. Tempting even.

Ad Age: So broadcasters shouldn’t have dual revenue streams, like cable channels?

Mr. Kanojia: I don’t know their business at all. All I know is the current paradigm is this: They have [broadcast] spectrum. They are required to program in the public interest and to offer it widely for free. You are allowed to have an antenna. There is no prohibition on where you have it; it can be on your roof, your window or 50 feet away; in my computer or in the cloud. Tell me what the dispute is? Because you didn’t see it coming? That is really what it is.

Ad Age: But since fees are so important to broadcast now, why shouldn’t they fight it?

Mr. Kanojia: Technology catches up. When the VCR came out there was the same hyperbole: It’s going to kill television. They made billions. It spawned a whole industry of home video. These technologies [Aereo] are single-cast, they know where you are. I think they are just ignoring that technologies like these are immensely helpful in attracting younger audiences and are helpful in creating new ad models.

via Advertising Age

What if TV anywhere was real?

Gizmodo notes the soft-launch of Aereo, which will bring TV streaming potentially to a more mainstream group given the complete lack of set-up.

I really like this idea. Sure there’s hardware you could get to do this but the service folds it all nicely into an app. Pricing just needs to be more in line with Netflix rather than much more as it currently stands.

Looking forward to giving this a try next month (or earlier!) if I’m able to get into the beta.