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Aereo wins Boston court ruling, preps Android app for Oct. 22 launch

updated 12:10 pm EDT, Thu October 10, 2013

Judge refuses to interrupt service

Aereo has won a partial victory in a Boston federal court, avoiding an injunction that would have interrupted its streaming broadcast-TV service. The company also announced that its Android app will be available on October 22, following development delays that pushed it past the original September launch window.

In the ongoing copyright-infringement lawsuit filed by Hearst, US District Judge Nathaniel Gordon issued an order denying the broadcaster's injunction request. The judge considered the potential for Aereo's service to affect broadcasters, however he argued that a temporary injunction was unnecessary because "it seems more likely that the harm will take several years to materialize."

In the ruling, which was spotted by GigaOM, Judge Gordon likened Aereo's service to DVR technology that has been upheld as non-infringing in other court decisions.

Aereo's service relies on individual antennae for each account, enabling users to remotely view live broadcast television or DVR recordings. The service costs $8 per month and is available in seven cities, with a list of 20 more markets to be added in the future.

The startup won a favorable ruling in a New York court, based on similar arguments, however broadcasters are currently pushing for the case to be taken to the Supreme Court for a final judgement.



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