CBS blackout puts start-up Aereo in spotlight

August 6, 2013 6:03 AM

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CBS blackout puts start-up Aereo in spotlight

SAN FRANCISCO — Start-up Aereo is enjoying the spotlight for its online TV service in the wake of a Time Warner Cable-CBS battle over fees that has left major markets with a CBS blackout.

New York-based Aereo allows subscribers to watch TV online without a cable hookup. That hasn't sat well with networks, and TV programmers filed suit last year alleging copyright abuses. But founder Chet Kanojia came out on top in surprise federal court victories for Aereo.

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