Locast Chief David Goodfriend Says Big 4 Broadcasters “Waited Too Long” To Sue
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Locast Chief David Goodfriend Says Big 4 Broadcasters “Waited Too Long” To Sue

Locast founder David Goodfriend speaking at the TV of Tomorrow Show. Dade Hayes David Goodfriend , founder of controversial not-for-profit outfit Locast , said the parent companies of ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox “waited too long” to sue him over the alleged theft of their signal. He also questioned why they didn’t seek a temporary restraining order to halt the two-year-old company’s operations, as they did in the case of Aereo , a similar case that arose years earlier. “I think the reason they didn’t seek that TRO,” Goodfriend said, “is that they realized full well that they had waited too long and would have lost. It’s hard to show irreparable harm when you’ve done nothing for a year and a half.” The executive delivered the comments Wednesday at the TV of Tomorrow Show in New York, a one-day industry conference. Comcast And NBCUniversal Set Date For Peacock Investor Presentation Locast began operating in January 2018. Absent a TRO, the company has been able to launch its service in Atlanta, Phoenix and Seattle, Goodfriend said. It now operates in a dozen markets, including the top 10 DMAs, reaching about 35% of the total U.S. marketplace. Locast Locast has been […]

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