BarryDriller.com is now offering free services to audiences who watch their local programming on its online service. Viewers in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis and Dallas can watch CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX shows for free, AereoKiller LLC, the company responsible for launching the online TV site, has confirmed. The service will be expanding to San Francisco and Miami within the next two weeks, with more markets to follow.
Alki David, the founder and CEO of FilmOn, the company that licensed technology and additional content to AereoKiller LLC, said that it’s “apparent from our stats that Barry Driller cannot sell Network TV, it can only charged for DVR space and those wishing to watch in HD.” However, he added that “Barry Diller’s Aereo is as irrelevant as is Network Television…people want TV but they want their kind of TV, not what someone thinks it should be.” David also said that “our numbers clearly show that Bikini TV and BattleCam are individually more popular than the major Networks combined.”
David’s statements come after media mogul Barry Diller filed a lawsuit against David earlier today for infringing on his copyright. But David’s FilmOn started streaming television in Europe over seven ears ago and is the world’s largest online television platform with deals made with hundreds of broadcasters and content owners across the globe.
Written by: Karen Benardello