Baltimore Gets Aereo Internet TV Service December 16


The Aereo streaming live TV service keeps rolling on, the company have announced the service will launch in the Baltimore metro area covering 11 central counties across Maryland on December 16th.

aereo-expansionSubscribers paying from $8 monthly, will be able to access live and recorded over-the-air TV channels and cloud-based DVR content on a number of connected devices. The announcement comes amid a nationwide expansion that includes NYC, Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Salt Lake City, Houston, Dallas, Detroit and Denver.

Aereo CEO and Founder Chet Kanojia said, “From the Inner Harbor to the Eastern Shore, the Baltimore metropolitan region is a growing and dynamic community and we’re excited to be launching there next.”

He continued, “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. Our technology is a more simple, elegant and easy way to watch television – the way it should be.  At Aereo, we believe consumers deserve more choice, better technologies and a better customer experience and we’re committed to delivering on all three.”

Viewers can watch 17 TV channels that include WMAR (ABC), WBAL (NBC), WJZ (CBS), WNUV (CW) and WMPT (PBS); along with special interest channels MeTV, MyNetwork TV, BounceTV, ZUUS Country and ThisTV.

Although Aereo are being hit with lawsuits, threats from the TV networks almost weekly against it’s service, the latest being from the top sports leagues, it’s nationwide launch rolls on.

The Aereo service can be viewed on a number of connected devices including iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Apple TV, Roku PC browsers – Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Opera, along with an Android app that was launched in October and runs on OS 4.1 and above.

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