In the wake of yesterday’s momentous Supreme Court ruling against Aereo, cloud TV and connected home specialist Entone have piped up to offer what they are calling a legal alternative to Aereo’s outlawed service.
“While we admire the bold vision and disruptive potential of Aereo,” explains Steve McKay, Entone’s CEO, “there are other ways of delivering lower-cost services to consumers without costly copyright battles.”
Entone’s FusionTV service, offered through broadband service providers (BSP’s), combines over-the-air (OTA) and over-the-top (OTT) video services bundled with broadband Internet. In markets where copyright agreements have been secured, particularly those outside the US, FusionTV supports the delivery of live television over the open Internet.
“In the wake of the Supreme Court decision against Aereo, there have been reports that consumers have lost their access to subscription-free broadcast television services,” adds Andrew Morton, Vice President of Broadband TV at Entone. “Actually, consumers have access to a rich array of video services in the form of subscription-free OTA content that can now be complemented with numerous OTT services to create a very compelling video service, all bundled with broadband.”
Entone’s FusionTV service supports BSP’s who have chosen not to provide a premium Pay TV service, but still want to offer a video-centric broadband tier to their consumers. By leveraging OTA video and presenting that seamlessly alongside numerous OTT services, the consumer can increasingly approximate the richness of a premium pay-TV service.