Judge Orders Shutdown of a TV Streaming Service

A federal court on Thursday ordered the shutdown of FilmOn X’s broadcast streaming services, delivering a legal victory to TV broadcasters that say the website violates their copyrights. The ruling also creates uncertainty about the expansion plans of rival Internet service Aereo Inc.

FilmOn X, formerly known as Aereokiller LLC, has said it operates with similar technology to Aereo, a Web-TV startup backed by media mogul Barry Diller. Both rent out individual antennas to customers that pick up free over-the-air signals and stream broadcast programming over the Internet to customers. Neither company pays the broadcasters for their content but they defend the legality of their services.

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