Streaming TV service, Aereo, took a blow a few days ago after a Supreme Court ruling voted 6-3 that the company was in violation of broadcasters’ copyright licenses. Aereo operated farms of tiny antennas that beamed the broadcast signal to subscribers laptops, tablets and other devices for a low fee. The company claims they are no different from any other antenna out there and should be able to operate without having to pay the fees that cable and satellite companies have to pay to rebroadcast the content. The argument obviously wasn’t strong enough to convince the Supreme Court to allow it.
There is a little reprieve for at 1,000 of the Aereo subscribers a Missouri-based, Antennas Direct, will be offering up 1,000 free antennas, coaxial cable and mounting to confirmed subscribers of the service.
“To receive your free antenna, simply upload your Aereo billing statement and pay $10.00 for shipping.”
The first 1,000 people to submit their bill will be shipped, after the $10 shipping fee, a ClearStream 2 ($129.99) complete antenna that has a 50+ mile range. Shipping is stated to take 7-10 business days and the offer is only valid for lower 48 states.
If you want to take advantage of this offer then direct your browser to the Antenna Direct offer page.
Source: The Hill