Outraged by Long Island City-based Aereo’s attempts to exploit a supposed loophole regarding the transmission of television shows, broadcasters have sued the startup to keep its service from launching on March 14. Experts say the broadcasters may have a legitimate case. If so, the litigation could jeopardize Aereo’s plan to offer its subscribers live streaming of network broadcasts to Web-connected devices such as tablets, smartphones, laptops, and televisions.
Aereo is not talking much these days, a stark change from the fanfare at the February press event held at the headquarters of Internet company IAC in New York, when the new platform was introduced. That same day, Aereo also announced it raised $20.5 million in a Series A funding round led by IAC.
Lawsuits were filed early this month in the