How a New York start-up outsmarted Fox

Aereo is linking customers’ personal devices with TV programs of their choice through a fingertip-sized antennae that has America's big networks legally stymied and foaming at the mouth.

In 1984 Barry Diller helped create what was then the most disruptive competitor in the US television market, the upstart Fox TV network. Almost three decades on Diller is once again in the driver’s seat of another disruptive upstart, the US based cord-cutting TV enabler Aereo.

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