Susan P. Crawford on Barry Diller

Can Barry Diller Upend the TV Industry Again?
June 5, 2012
Commentary by: Susan P. Crawford, faculty affiliate, Information and Communications Technology and Public Policy Project
Topic: Barry Diller

Barry Diller is taking on the broadcasting industry — again. This time his threat comes not from within, in the form of a fourth network, but from the outside, in the form of a dime-sized antenna.

Television broadcasters are fighting a court battle with Aereo, a service launched this year in New York. Aereo has set up thousands of tiny antennas in Brooklyn that receive over-the-air television signals and send them into short-term digital storage at users’ request. Residents of Manhattan can receive on any device their personal antenna’s digital signal — translated into an almost-real-time online river of ones and zeros.” 

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