It's not quite Aereo, but a group of people based in Hyderabad were arrested for live streaming Indian satellite TV content through the Jadoo TV service, The Times of India reports. (hat tip: Raghavender GR). The police were acting on a complaint from Krishna Kumar, manager-distribution of Maa Television Network Limited, a TV channel. When we had first written about Jadoo TV in 2012, we had questioned whether the service is legal, and pointed towards a strange notice on the footer of its website, which said "JadooTV is not responsible for the content and does not guarantee nor claims any rights to the content. JadooTV is providing the streams of all the channels as they are available on the internet.” That notice has since been removed. What's worth noting here is that the report points out that the apartment they were operating from was rented to "M/S Pearl Technology". Now, this is maybe just a co-incidence, but Pearl Media Group Ltd is a "multicultural content aggregator", and a part of the three companies that were acquired in March this year by CloudStream Media Inc: JadooTV, Inc., Pearl Media Group Ltd. and Altair Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Altair is an OTT software provider. Faisal Aftab is mentioned as the CEO of Pearl Media Group Ltd. As per the March 2014 press release, Jadoo TV had over 1 million viewers. JadooTV's device is priced at $199, while the price mentioned for its content service JadooPLUS is not mentioned. Liability for third party content Jadoo TV's Terms & Conditions…
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