According to a settlement brought about by U.S. District Court Judge Audrey Collins, Alki David–the billionaire owner of–must stop using the names Aereokiller and for his broadcast streaming service. According to, the settlement seems to have ended not just one, but three lawsuits all at once.

The three lawsuits include major Aereo investor and IAC chief Barry Diller suing David for creating last year. This February saw David suing Aereo for trademark infringement after he acquired the naming rights to a product called Aero. Finally, in March, Aereo sued David for creating

Both Aereo and FilmOn stream television online, which has created a big stir with broadcasters, stating their rights were being violated. But while Aereo has been allowed to grow thanks to the ruling of a New York court and a California court granted a temporary injunction against FilmOn, David states the trademark settlements have paved the way for his endeavors to proceed and “can continue rolling out our service nationwide.”

“We are currently in 45 markets compared to Aereo’s two,” said David in a statement. “So eat s*it Barry.”

You can currently watch FilmOn on your television in major cities including Miami, Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Denver, Phoenix, Washington DC and San Francisco.

CEO Alki David Using
CEO Alki David Using

By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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