Fox TV threatens to go off-the-air, if Aereo's mobile TV streaming service is a keeper
0. phoneArena 09 Apr 2013, 04:16 posted on
Aereo avoids paying the hefty licence fees that cable companies do, and streams popular channels to your iPad or iPhone for as low as 17 cents a day if you pay the annual $80 subscription fee, but there are many more plans to choose from. Moreover, you can record the live TV on your mobile device, and watch shows like Fox TV's American Idol, The Following and so on, at your convenience...
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1. MartianMe (unregistered)
Oh please go off the air soon....fox is full of sh*t anyways.
2. gymguy224 (Posts: 11; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
These huge conglomerates that prey on the average and below average income person like to call us winey complainers when we think something is unjust with their business practices, but when something doesn't fall their way they act less mature than we do. Aka they act like some bitches. f**k em. Go off the air, I wish they would, lets see what happens if they do.
3. maier9900 (Posts: 257; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)
Who cares if they go off-air, they're gonna be the ones losing millions. Cable companies charge a lot just to see these Fox retards on the screen. f**k them and their hole damn company of bulls**t.
4. JunitoNH (Posts: 713; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
Oh...........please............lord let this be true. I'll miss the right propaganda channel :)
6. james1 (Posts: 36; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
Is this true?!! I hope that Aereo never gets shutdown and finally Fox News will be out with their propaganda s**t!
7. MikeG77 (Posts: 348; Member since: 24 Nov 2008)
If thats the case how about we shut down CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS etc etc seeing as 90% of whats on most news channels is complete BS anyway.
8. vandroid (Posts: 232; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)
As long as AMC doesn't do the same I'm alright with Netflix, the walking dead and breaking bad
10. Aeires (unregistered)
Outside of Fringe and football, Fox is just another channel on my Tivo that never gets used.
9. McLTE (Posts: 612; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
I haven't investigated how this works yet.. but how is this a bad thing?
When streaming the live TV, do we still get the commercials? If yes, then WTF is Fox complaining about?
Personally, I'd probably be MORE likely to watch a show here and there when I'm mobile.. at my kids sports practices, meets, games.. etc. A great way to pass some downtime.
If commercials are still present, I don't see how this hurts the TV empires at all... couldn't be any worse than my currently ability to record TV on DVR now.
11. downphoenix (Posts: 2134; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Fox's threats are idle. They are just upset that this company gives you a way to not have to pay subscription fees to them for devices that dont have TV tuners (like phones and tablets) to watch their programming.
12. TritonForceX (Posts: 52; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)
Oh, what's the 5 stages of grief?
1.) Denial - Internet TV will never catch on.
2.) Anger - WE'LL PULL OUR S**T FROM THE AIR, THAT'LL TEACH YOU!
3.) Bargaining - Oh, crap! They don't care and we're losing money. Here's a half-hearted attempt to get some money back (e.g. Buy our stuff and get a free keychain, or some crap like that).
4.) Depression - Hmm, that didn't work either. How will we explain this to the stock holders?
5.) Acceptance - Here's an honest innovation that doesn't quite give us the profits we wanted to extract directly from your a**, but keeps us going and opens new business models to compete on.
Clearly we're only in stage 2. For a real-life example, see the 'music industry.'
13. MartianMe (unregistered)
Who in the hell is giving thumbs down here? every comment is against fox ...hmm?