Tag Archive for ‘Aereo’

CBS Forbids CNET from Reviewing Aereo ➝

CNET’s disclosure in their news article regarding Aereo’s new Roku app:

CBS, the parent corporation of CNET, is currently in active litigation with Aereo as to the legality of its service. As a result of that conflict of interest, CNET cannot review that service going forward.

This is a serious problem. How can anyone trust CNET’s reviews going forward when they allow CBS to dictate what they can and can’t review. And, how long until CBS starts to influence the positivity of reviews? If a reviewer, even on a subconscious level, isn’t as harsh on a particular product or service because they know CBS would be happier if they did, then readers will start to disappear. Readers want honest reviews from writers not watered down editorials that toe the company line.

Aereo Announces Expansion Plans ➝

Peter Kafka runs down the list of cities in Aereo’s expansion plan:

Here’s the Aereo expansion list, which includes Chicago and 21 other cities. Assuming, of course, that the courts don’t shut the company down before they get a chance to get going: Boston, Miami, Austin, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Detroit, Denver, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Tampa, Cleveland, Kansas City, Raleigh-Durham, Salt Lake City, Birmingham, Providence, and Madison, Wis.

Looks like they’re hitting most of the bigger markets. I have family in Pittsburgh, I wonder if they’d offer me access to their account (assuming they sign up) so that I can give it a try.