Final nail in Aereo’s coffin: broadcasters win nationwide preliminary injunction

In what may amount to the final nail in Aereo’s coffin, a New York federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction against the now-defunct service on Thursday, officially barring the company from streaming live television. After its devastating loss at the Supreme Court, Aereo has tried to argue that the high court’s ruling should allow it to operate like any other cable provider and pay networks for programming licenses. But it hasn’t found much support in court rooms, and US District Judge Alison Nathan basically squashed the idea in today’s ruling.

“Doing its best to turn lemons into lemonade, Aereo now seeks to capitalize on the Supreme Court’s comparison of it to a CATV system to argue that it is in fact a cable system that…

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