Bloomberg Law
July 31, 2019, 4:19 PM

Major Networks Sue New York’s Locast to Stop Streaming Service

Blake Brittain
Blake Brittain

Four major television networks sued a New York-based company that captures and retransmits television broadcast signals, alleging it is committing “massive” copyright infringement.

Locast advertises itself as a non-profit but is supported and used by Dish Network and AT&T Inc. to gain leverage over local broadcast stations, ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox say in the complaint filed July 31 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Locast says it boosts broadcast signals in New York City to places where reception may be blocked by tall buildings or other obstructions. The complaint says ...