Variety: TV broadcasters will seek a Supreme Court ruling on Aereo

The country’s largest TV broadcasters want a final showdown with Aereo, sooner rather than later. Citing anonymous sources, Variety reported this evening that sometime in the next week the programmers will petition the Supreme Court to review lower court rulings regarding the legality of Aereo’s web TV service.

The move is not unexpected. The broadcasters have been locked in a series of running court clashes around the country with Aereo and FilmOn X, an Aereo competitor, since filing copyright complaints against both companies last year. The suits have brought mixed results. CBS, NBC, Fox, and ABC among the companies that accuse Aereo and FilmOn of distributing their shows without a license. With the help of the internet, Aereo…

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