In Aereo Fight, Retrans Is The Elephant In The Room

Law360, New York (November 21, 2013, 8:04 PM EST) -- Media mogul Barry Diller claims the fight over Aereo Inc. that reached the U.S. Supreme Court last month isn't about the TV streaming service itself, and experts who spoke to Law360 on Thursday largely agree: What's at stake is the billions of dollars broadcasters charge traditional pay-TV providers for retransmission consent.

Diller, a former CEO of Fox Broadcasting Co. and now one of the main financial backers of the streaming television startup, was speaking at a media industry conference in Chicago, discussing the litigation that Aereo...
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