LONG ISLAND CITY, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 8, 2013) - Aereo, Inc., today announced plans to launch its groundbreaking online television technology in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex region on September 23. The Metroplex region includes 31 counties across North Texas. Aereo's announcement follows its expansion earlier this summer to the Boston and Atlanta metropolitan areas. The company also plans to launch its technology in Utah on August 19, Miami on September 2, Chicago on September 13 and Houston on September 16.
"We are thrilled to be launching our technology in North Texas," said Aereo CEO and Founder Chet Kanojia. "The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex region is the fastest growing metropolitan area in the country and its residents are tech-savvy and wired for the 21st Century. When it comes to how you watch television, Aereo's technology will bring more choice and flexibility to consumers across the region. Consumers deserve better. They deserve alternatives and we believe, a better experience. Our work is focused on delivering the best customer experience with the highest quality technology and we can't wait to get started in the great state of Texas."
Metroplex 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 31-county area on September 23.
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 Dallas-Fort Worth region, consumers will be able to use Aereo's unique antenna/DVR technology to record and watch major networks such as KDFW (FOX), KXAS-TV (NBC), WFAA (ABC), KTVT (CBS) and KERA-TV (PBS), as well as other over-the-air special interest and foreign language channels including COZI-TV, ME-TV, UniMas, Telemundo, EstrellaTV, ION, The CW, AntennaTV and Qubo. 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, Chrome, Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Safari, Opera, AppleTV (via airplay) and Roku devices. Android support is expected later this summer.
Aereo membership will be available to consumers residing in the following counties in North Texas: Anderson, Bosque, Collin, Comanche, Cooke, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Fannin, Freestone, Hamilton, Henderson, Hill, Hood, Hopkins, Hunt, Jack, Johnson, Kaufman, Lamar, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rains, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant, Van Zandt and Wise.
To learn more about Aereo's technology and how to pre-register, visit Aereo.com.
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