Sling cuts Locast ties fast, offers alternative for local channels

The past few days have been a whirlwind for Locast, and unfortunately, it was all a downward spiral. Initially, the company lost in court versus major media companies CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox. Locast rebroadcasts them and, since it’s free, the channels don’t get a cut. 

However, since the rebroadcaster does ask for donations, the media companies seized on that, claiming it resulted in more income than it took to run the business. True, but Locast pointed out that the overage went to getting into new markets. 

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