By Lisa Johnston
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New York – Aereo is adding four cities to its nationwide expansion: Indianapolis, San Antonio, Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio.
These four metropolitan areas, which represent a total population of nearly 8 million people, join Aereo’s list of 22 expansion cities announced earlier this year.
To date, Aereo has launched its technology in New York City, Boston, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Miami, Houston and Dallas, with plans to continue launching the remaining identified expansion cities throughout 2013 and 2014.
Aereo CEO/founder Chet Kanojia made today’s announcement at the Goldman Sachs Communicopia Conference in New York.
“The consumers spoke and we listened, so we’re adding these cities to our first phase of expansion,” said Kanojia. “From Boston to Salt Lake City, people are craving alternatives and more choice with how they watch television. Consumers are tired of being pawns in the tug-of-war between big businesses. They deserve better. At Aereo, our work is focused on delivering the best customer experience with the highest quality technology. We’ve set a high bar for ourselves, consumers deserve no less.”
Consumers who reside in the Columbus, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and San Antonio metropolitan areas can pre-register at Aereo.com to receive priority access to Aereo at launch. Launch dates for these cities will be announced later this year.
Aereo’s 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.
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 month of access for free.
Aereo’s technology works on tablets, phone and laptops, and is currently supported on iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Chrome, Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Safari and Opera. Consumers can use Aereo on their big-screen televisions using Apple TV (via airplay) and Roku devices. Android support is expected this fall.
To learn more about Aereo’s technology and how to pre-register, visit Aereo.com.
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