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Aereo to launch in San Antonio on 19 Feb
MUMBAI: From 19 February more than 2.2 million consumers in Greater San Antonio will have access to Aereo’s antenna/DVR technology to record and watch live television online.
Greater San Antonio includes a 22-county area across Texas. Aereo’s announcement follows its expansion to the Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Salt Lake City, Houston, Dallas, Detroit, Denver, Baltimore and Cincinnati metropolitan areas and follows the company’s announcement earlier in January of an additional infusion of $34 million of funding.
Aereo will announce additional launch dates for its expansion cities throughout the year.
Aereo CEO and Founder Chet Kanojia said, “Aereo loves the Lone Star State and we’re excited to expand our footprint in Texas. Aereo’s innovative cloud-based antenna/DVR technology brings the old-fashioned antenna into the 21st Century, providing consumers access to the over-the-air broadcast signals that belong to them.
“It’s a simple and modern way to use an antenna to watch television – the way it should be. Our team is committed to providing first-class technology and customer care to our users and we’re thrilled to bring Aereo to Greater San Antonio.”
Greater San Antonio residents who pre-register at Aereo.com will receive priority access to sign up. Aereo’s technology will be available to all consumers across the 22-county area on 19 February.
Aereo’s innovative remote (cloud-based) antenna/DVR technology aims to make watching television simple and user-friendly. Using Aereo’s technology, consumers can pause and rewind any program that they are watching live, or save a program for future viewing.
In the Greater San Antonio region, consumers will be able to use Aereo’s unique antenna/DVR technology to record and watch more than 30 over-the-air channels including networks such as KSAT (ABC), WOAI (NBC), KENS (CBS), KABB (Fox), KMYS (CW) and KLRN (PBS); special interest channels MeTV, LiveWell, Create, JCTC, Trinity Broadcasting, Qubo and Smile of a Child (children’s programming) and Zuus Country; and Spanish-language channels UniMás, UniVision, Telemundo and Exitos TV. In addition, consumers will also have the ability to add Bloomberg Television.
Aereo membership begins at $8 per month, for access to Aereo’s cloud-based antenna/DVR technology and 20 hours of DVR storage. For an additional $4, consumers can upgrade their membership and receive 60 hours of DVR storage for a total of $12 per month. Consumers who join Aereo will get their first of month of access for free.
Aereo’s technology works on ‘smart’ devices from tablets to phones to laptop computers. Aereo is currently supported on iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch. The Aereo app for Android (currently in beta) is available for download for devices running Android operating system version 4.1 or higher. Aereo is also supported on Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Opera, AppleTV (via airplay) and Roku platforms.