Aero files countersuit to complaint from PBS, WNET, other broadcasters

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Aereo, an new online TV service supported by media mogul Barry Diller, has filed a countersuit against PBS, WNET and several other broadcasters who are claiming copyright infringement, according to Reuters. The suit, filed Tuesday (March 20) in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, also includes plaintiffs Fox, Univision, and WPIX, a CW station in New York City. It comes about a week after Aereo filed a similar suit in response to a complaint from ABC, CBS, NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal’s Telemundo.

The new service, which launched this month in New York City, says it offers “proprietary remote antenna and DVR” technology “that consumers can use to access network television on web-enabled devices.” It provides over-the-air signals from various broadcasters to its subscribers for $12 a month.