Exec threatens to pull Fox signal if Aereo goes on

Apr 08, 2013

(AP)—A top executive with the owner of the Fox broadcast network is threatening to convert the network to a pay-TV channel if Internet startup Aereo continues to "steal" Fox's over-the-air signal and sell it to consumers without paying for rights.

. Chief Operating Officer Chase Carey made the comments Monday at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, just a week after an appeals court said Aereo could continue its $8-a-month service. Aereo takes broadcast signals for free from the air and sends them to subscribers' computers, tablets and smartphones.

Although all broadcasters send out free-to-air signals, they usually require payment when those signals are retransmitted by a cable or satellite company.

Fox owns 27 TV stations that thrive on such signals. Carey didn't explain how they might be affected.

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Moebius
1 / 5 (1) Apr 08, 2013
Darn, then I'd only have the comedy channel for laughs.

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