Bloomberg Law
Sept. 27, 2019, 2:54 PM

Locast Claims Broadcasters Colluded to Limit Access to Channels

Gerry Smith
Gerry Smith
Bloomberg News fired back in its legal battle with TV broadcasters, alleging media giants are enriching themselves by not making their signals strong enough to reach all consumers and have threatened companies that do business with the video app.

“Plaintiffs have colluded to limit the reasonable public access to the over-the-air signals that they are statutorily required to make available for free,” Locast said in a countersuit filed Friday.

The major TV broadcast networks sued Locast in federal court in July, saying the service is illegally streaming their programming without permission and likening it to Aereo, the startup that failed after ...

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