Nexstar’s KTVX-TV (ABC) and KUCW-TV (CW), have asked a court to stop the broadcast TV streaming service from broadcasting their channels in Utah and beyond. In a preliminary injunction filed this week in U.S. District Court, the stations claim Aereo is violating its copyrights by broadcasting its stations for a fee.
Aereo also includes a DVR function in which users can record their favorite programs in the cloud to be viewed later. The service became available in Utah earlier this year.
In October, Sinclair’s KUTV-TV (CBS) and Local TV/Tribune’s KSTU-TV Fox 13 filed a federal lawsuit that accuses the company of illegally rebroadcasting their content. That same month, Nexstar filed its own suit on behalf of KTVX and KUCW—but now an injunction has been filed by the stations separately. However, a U.S. District Court judge granted Aereo’s request to consolidate both lawsuits into one.