Jenner & Block

Jenner & Block Representing Fox, PBS, Tribune Co. and Univision in High-Profile Lawsuit Against Aereo

Jenner & Block and Partners David J. Bradford, Steven R. Englund, Steven B. Fabrizio and Scott B. Wilkens are mentioned, variously, in articles in numerous publications, in connection with the Firm’s representation of Fox Television Stations, Univision Television Group, Inc. (Telemundo), the Public Broadcasting Service (New York City Channel 13/WNET), and the Tribune’s CW Television Network affiliate WPIX.  On March 1, 2012, the Firm filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, on behalf of the broadcasters, against Aereo, Inc.  Aereo, formerly known as Bamboom Labs, is a start-up company that intends to digitally stream live TV programming to subscribers who would watch it on the Web, mobile devices and internet-enabled televisions.  The company plans to launch its service in New York City on March 14.  The suit asserts claims for copyright infringement and unfair competition and seeks a permanent injunction blocking Aereo from retransmitting the plaintiffs’ programming, as well as compensatory and punitive damages.  Other members of the Firm’s team on this matter are Partner Paul M. Smith as Appellate Counsel and Associates Joshua N. Friedman and Marina K. Jenkins.  In addition to the articles specifically referencing Jenner & Block and the individual attorneys, there has been widespread media attention focused on the filing of the suit, generally.  Please see links below for full text of representative articles.

Articles mentioning Jenner & Block:

Ad Week:http://www.adweek.com/news/television/broadcasters-file-suit-against-aereo-138702

AmLaw Litigation Daily:  http://www.law.com/jsp/tal/digestTAL.jsp?id=1202544347488&Broadcasters_Tap_Jenner_for_Suit_Against_TelevisionSharing_Service_Backed_by_Barry_Diller

FierceCable.com:http://www.fiercecable.com/story/broadcasters-hire-attorney-shut-down-napster-lead-lawsuit-against-aereo/2012-03-02

The Hollywood Report Esq.:http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/aereo-barry-diller-stream-tv-online-296426

Law360: http://www.law360.com/articles/315351/pbs-others-target-tv-streaming-startup-in-ip-suit

TV Technology: http://www.tvtechnology.com/article/new-york-broadcasters-sue-aereo/212099

Other stories:

Bloomberg News:http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-02/aereo-s-online-tv-service-infringes-copyright-networks-say.html

Broadcasting & Cable:http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/481294-Broadcasters_File_Suits_Against_Aereo.php

Huffington Post (Reuters story):http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/02/aereo-sued-by-us-tv-netwo_n_1315510.html?ref=technology

Los Angeles Times:http://opinion.latimes.com/opinionla/2012/03/broadcasters-sue-to-stop-another-online-tv-service.html

Los Angeles Times: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2012/03/cbs-nbc-fox-abc-univision-and-pbs-file-suit-against-aereo.html

New York Times:http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/01/stations-file-suit-against-dillers-internet-distribution-company

PC Magazine:http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2401069,00.asp

Variety: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118050952

Washington Post:http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-tech/post/broadcasters-sue-to-stop-dillers-aereo-streaming-tv-service/2012/03/01/gIQAsvHmlR_blog.html

Wired News:http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/03/aereo-lawsuit

The Wrap:http://www.thewrap.com/tv/article/fox-cbs-abc-nbc-univision-pbs-sue-aereo-copyright-violations-35896