Sunday, May 29, 2011

Here’s How You Might Be Able To Watch Live TV, For Free, On Your iPad – AllThingsD

Multifaceted innovation

But Bamboom has a Rube Goldberg-like approach that might hold up in to the inevitable legal challenge: The company will assign a tiny broadcast antenna to each customer, and will move the TV signal from the antenna to the cloud, where it can move it to any device with a browser. One customer, one stream.

That seems laborious and expensive, but it’s the same legal construction that Cablevision has used to provide a remote DVR service for its customers, and the Supreme Court has signed off on that idea. (Not coincidentally, that one customer/one use idea is the same one Amazon and Google are using to provide cloud-based music lockers without sign-off from the big labels.)

Here’s How You Might Be Able To Watch Live TV, For Free, On Your iPad – AllThingsD

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