Analysis: Aereo, pay-TV providers not an easy marriage

04/12/2013 | Multichannel News

Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia is not discouraging speculation about his online TV antenna company partnering with multichannel TV providers -- possibly a telecom -- a potential move that worries broadcasters, who would lose the retransmission-consent payments they receive from pay-TV companies. One industry observer, however, opines that considerable technical and economic hurdles stand in the way of an Aereo partnership. Aereo's relatively lower-quality signal and the high cost of IP bandwidth would discourage such a marriage, according to this article.

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