Broadcasters Won't Get Second Shot at Aereo at Appeals Court

Eriq Gardner
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TV networks won't get the opportunity to convince the Second Circuit Court of Appeals that Aereo deserves to be enjoined for committing alleged copyright infringement.

On Tuesday, in the ongoing controversy over Aereo, a service that digitally transmits over-the-air TV signals to private customers, the appeals court denied a petition to have the dispute reviewed en banc.

The move means that Aereo's April victory stands and that the case continues at the trial court.

The broadcasters had this to say about the development:

"The 2nd circuit’s denial of our request for an ‘en banc’ hearing, while disappointing was not unexpected. We will now review our options and determine the appropriate course of action, which include seeking a hearing in the U.S. Supreme Court and proceeding to a full trial on the merits of the case."

A trial might happen early next year.