After Losing Its Big Battle in the Supreme Court, Aereo Suspended Its Service Over the Weekend NY Times
"Three days after the Supreme Court ruled that Aereo had violated copyright laws by capturing broadcast signals on miniature antennas and transmitting them to subscribers for a fee, the company suspended its service," reports The New York Times.
The story reports: "Aereo said that the service would not be available after 11:30 a.m. on Saturday [June 28, 2014], and that it would give users a refund for their last paid month. The company had fewer than 500,000 subscribers in about a dozen metropolitan areas.
"Customers paid $8 to $12 a month to rent one of Aereo’s dime-size antennas that captured over-the-air television signals. They then could stream and record programs from major broadcasters using their mobile phones, tablets, laptops and Internet-connected televisions."
That Times notes that on Saturday Aereo's CEO, Chet Kanojia, "said Aereo’s journey was 'far from done.' A spokeswoman underscored that the company was not shutting down, merely temporarily stopping its service.
Aereo did not outline how or when the company would come back.