Aereo sets expansion into San Antonio as legal battle presses on

Aereo plans to begin offering service in San Antonio, Texas, while the legal theory underpinning the company's operations awaits review by the U.S. Supreme Court. Aereo will begin taking new subscribers in and around San Antonio on Feb. 19.

The move comes as Aereo's New York City-area service is reportedly oversubscribed. According to DSLReports, Aereo reached its capacity in that market some time before the Super Bowl. A spokesperson for the company told DSLReports that it is working to add more capacity in the markets where it already offers service.

While the high court's decision to hear the case didn't stall Aereo's expansion plans, it has put some related litigation on pause around the country. Two appeals involving Aereo copycat FilmOn X were held in abeyance last week, court filings show.

Now, FilmOn plans to ask the Supreme Court to let it intervene in the Aereo case, according to Reuters. If its request is granted, it would entitle FilmOn to file a brief in the case and answer questions from the judges during oral argument. A lawyer for Aereo told Reuters that it would oppose such a request.

For more:
- Read the Aereo press release 
DSLReports had this story
- Reuters had this story

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