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U.S. Supreme Court declares Aereo illegal

Media | 06/25/2014 4:04 pm EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court has sided with broadcasters in their case against Aereo Inc.’s TV service, ruling that the service violates the U.S. Copyright Act. U.S. studios and broadcasters had challenged Aereo’s use of dime-sized antennas to pick up TV programming without a licence and send signals to subscribers via an Internet link. Its website says its service works on Apple Inc.’s iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches, devices running on Google Inc.’s Android software and computers. It also says viewers can record live programming trough its personal video recorder (PVR)...

Ottawa company brings PVR capability to over-the-air TV

Media | 06/20/2014 3:11 pm EDT

Amid the many challenges television service providers were already facing, along came an Ottawa company making devices with digital recording capabilities and electronic-guide functionality for those who rely on over-the-air signals for their TV. Nuvyyo Inc. is the maker of a device known as the Tablo. Made available in Canada and the United States in May, the Tablo is the hardware behind a personal video recorder (PVR) system. It connects to an antenna, which the user must provide separately. The user also needs to provide a USB hard drive for storing content that's recorded, as well as...

ACTRA, CMPA among organizations opposing Aereo

telecom | 03/03/2014 9:28 pm EST

Canadian groups including the actors’ union ACTRA, the Canadian Media Production Association, and the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) have joined in filing a brief in a U.S. Supreme Court...