By Lisa Johnston
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Long Island City, N.Y. — Aereo said Tuesday that it will expand its “antennae/DVR” local TV via the Cloud service to the Denver metropolitan area beginning Nov. 4.
The new territory includes 67 counties across Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming, potentially serving more than 3.4 million consumers.
Denver will join a range of major markets receiving Aereo, including the Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Salt Lake City, Houston, Dallas and Detroit metropolitan areas.
Aereo said it plans to announce additional launch dates for expansion cities throughout the remainder of the year.
Denver metro area residents who pre-register at the company’s website (Aereo.com) will receive priority access to sign up, the company said. Using Aereo’s remote (Cloud-based) antenna/DVR 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 service to record and watch more than 40 over-the-air channels, including 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 charges a monthly fee, starting at $8, for access to Aereo’s Cloud-based antenna/DVR technology and 20 hours of DVR storage. For $12 a month consumers receive 60 hours of DVR storage. As a signing promotion, consumers who join get the first month of service free.
Aereo’s technology works on tablets, smartphones and computers. It is currently supported on iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and devices running Android 4.2 or higher. It’s also supported on Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Opera, AppleTV (via AirPlay) and Roku devices.
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