30 Jan '14, 6pm

Profile: Aereo’s Chet Kanojia Is Bringing Live TV to the Cloud

Profile: Aereo’s Chet Kanojia Is Bringing Live TV to the Cloud

Photo: Bebeto Matthews/AP Photo Few start-up founders dream of going to court. But Chet Kanojia had a feeling that’s where he was headed. When it came time to launch his TV streaming service Aereo , Kanojia says he and his New York City–based team spent about six months explaining the technology to media executives. They’d hoped to find broadcast industry partners. But, he says, “the industry doesn’t work that way. The industry first litigates, then tries to go to Congress, and then when all fails, then they actually do business.” So he wasn’t surprised when, within a month of Aereo’s February 2012 debut in New York City, a consortium that included major U.S. broadcasters such as ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox filed suit , alleging that Aereo was redistributing copyrighted material. Kanojia might be more inclined to take on large, multibillion-dollar media conglomerates than most....

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