ORLANDO, Fla., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – As Aereo defends its live TV streaming service in front of the Supreme Court, Rabbit TV today announced a similar feature added to its popular eMedia guide, giving its 3 million+ users easy access to nearly 100 live TV stations over the web, including popular US stations like The CW, PBS, Ion, Univision, Telemundo, This, and MeTV, to name a few. The offering also incorporates international channels like Eurosport, RT, and ZDF, along with popular news, shopping and variety channels such as Bloomberg, MSNBC, QVC, HSN, and various others. The twist is that all of these channels are already accessible via the web – the company is simply aggregating and offering these channels via various affiliate providers.
FreeCast, Rabbit TV’s operating company, sees the online availability of this live broadcast content as a major move in the right direction for broadcasters and the media industry in general. The company asserts that services like Aereo should not be necessary, as the major networks should be going online themselves instead of missing the massive revenue opportunity from over 10 million U.S. web users who don’t subscribe to cable. An even larger opportunity has been demonstrated in the global market with web audiences around the world seeking high quality scheduled content online.