The seemingly never-ending battle over Aereo, the online streaming provider, took a step towards getting ugly last week. In April, broadcasters failed in an attempt to shut down the service. After that failure, News Corp COO Chase Carey said that the corporation could simply shift Fox to a cable network to avoid Aereo. In response to that, John McCain introduced a-la-carte cable legislation in the Senate, which was designed to combat any providers that attempted to pull programming to combat Aereo.
Now, the sports leagues are getting involved with the situation. The NFL and MLB argued in court that Aereo would force them to shift the World Series, Super Bowl, and their regular seasons to cable television. Via Broadcasting & Cable:no comments