There's a new way to watch free over-the-air TV channels on television sets. Aereo Inc., a new TV service provider, debuts in metro Detroit, Oct. 28. Consumers need an internet TV streaming box (Roku) and internet service to use Aereo, which costs $8 per month.
It doesn't replace cable service, since it doesn't offer many channels and consumers still need internet service, but maybe it's a start.
Major broadcast networks say the upstart service is stealing copyrighted content and has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their case. If Aereo gets past that, will cable companies be their next opponent?
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