Long Island City, New York (October 29, 2013) – Aereo, Inc., today announced plans to launch its groundbreaking online television technology in the Denver metropolitan region on November 4. The Denver metro area includes 67 counties across Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming and more than 3.4 million consumers. Aereo’s announcement follows its expansion earlier this year to the Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Salt Lake City, Houston, Dallas and Detroit metropolitan areas. Aereo plans to announce additional launch dates for its expansion cities throughout the remainder of the year.
“We’re thrilled to be launching in the Mile-High City,” said Aereo CEO and Founder Chet Kanojia. “Denver is a growing and dynamic tech hub and the enthusiasm we’ve received from the community has been phenomenal. It’s clear that consumers want more choice and flexibility in how they watch television and they don’t want to be fenced into expensive, outdated technology. Aereo’s 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. Aereo’s technology is a more simple, elegant and easy way to watch television – the way it should be. At Aereo, we believe consumers deserve better technologies and a better customer experience and we’re committed to delivering on both.”
Denver metro area 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 67-county area on November 4.
Aereo’s innovative remote (cloud-based) antenna/DVR technology makes watching television simple and user-friendly. Using Aereo’s technology, consumers can pause, rewind and fast-forward any program that they are watching live, or save a program for future viewing.
In the Denver metropolitan region, consumers will be able to use Aereo’s unique antenna/DVR technology to record and watch more than 40 over-the-air channels including major networks such as KCNC (CBS), KRMA (PBS), KMGH (ABC), KUSA (NBC), KBDI (PBS), KWGN (CW), and KDVR (FOX); special interest channels such as BounceTV, WeatherNation, MeTV, MyNetworkTV, AntennaTV and MHz Worldview; and foreign language channels such as Azteca, UniMás, V-me, LATV, UniVision and Estrella 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 subscription 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 and devices running Android operating system version 4.2 or higher. Aereo is also supported on Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Opera, AppleTV (via airplay) and Roku devices.
Aereo membership will be available to consumers residing in the following 47 counties in Colorado: Adams, Alamosa, Arapahoe, Archuleta, Boulder, Chaffee, Cheyenne, Clear Creek, Conejos, Costilla, Delta, Denver, Dolores, Douglas, Eagle, Elbert, Garfield, Gilpin, Grand, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Jackson, Jefferson, Kit Carson, Lake, Larimer, Lincoln, Logan, Mineral, Moffat, Morgan, Ouray, Park, Phillips, Pitkin, Prowers, Rio Blanco, Rio Grande, Routt, Saguache, San Juan, San Miguel, Sedgwick, Summit, Washington, Weld and Yuma; the following 13 counties in Nebraska: Arthur, Banner, Box Butte, Cheyenne, Dawes, Deuel, Garden, Grant, Hooker, Keith, Kimball, Sheridan, and Sioux; and the following seven counties in Wyoming: Albany, Campbell, Carbon, Johnson, Niobrara, Platte and Sheridan.
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