Locast Suspends Operations Following N.Y. Federal Court Ruling


In a stunning and sudden development, Locast — the controversial local TV via IP-delivery service that built its operation around a donation-based model, thus avoiding retransmission consent fees — has suspended operations.

The decision comes less than 48 hours after a New York Federal District Court declined to honor Locast’s request for summary judgment in a case focused on copyright infringement brought against the operation by the nation’s “Big Four” broadcast TV networks.

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