Aereo's Individual 'Dime Sized Antennas' Claim Might Not Be True

Episode 1096 (39:52)

Television

The Supreme Court ruled this week that Aereo is no different than a cable company, and should be required to pay retransmission fees. Aereo leases individual dime sized antennas to customers so they can watch local broadcast television for a low monthly fee. But this claim that all of these small antennas work independently from one another could be a lie. It may not technically be possible for such a small antenna to work by itself, and they may instead be working in concert as an array. This would mean all of these dime sized antennas make up one big antenna, which makes Aereo even more like a cable company.