Aereo To Launch In San Antonio On Feb. 19
Aereo Inc. today announced plans to launch its online television technology in the Greater San Antonio region on Feb. 19. Greater San Antonio (DMA 36) includes a 22-county area across Texas.
Aereo’s announcement follows its expansion to the New York, Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Salt Lake City, Houston, Dallas, Detroit, Denver, Baltimore and Cincinnati metropolitan areas and follows the company’s announcement earlier in January of an additional infusion of $34 million of funding. Aereo says it will announce additional launch dates for its expansion cities throughout 2014.
“Aereo loves the Lone Star State and we’re excited to expand our footprint in Texas,” said Aereo CEO-Founder Chet Kanojia.
Greater San Antonio 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 22-county area on Feb. 19.
In the Greater San Antonio region, consumers will be able to use Aereo’s antenna/DVR technology to record and watch more than 30 over-the-air channels including major networks such as KSAT (ABC), WOAI (NBC), KENS (CBS), KABB (Fox), KMYS (CW) and KLRN (PBS); special interest channels MeTV, LiveWell, Create, JCTC, Trinity Broadcasting, Qubo and Smile of a Child (children’s programming) and Zuus Country; and Spanish-language channels UniMás, UniVision, Telemundo and Exitos 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 membership 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 membership will be available to consumers residing in the following 22 counties in Texas: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, De Witt, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, La Salle, Lavaca, McMullen, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Wilson and Zavala.
Aereo’s technology works on “smart” devices from tablets to phones to laptop computers. Aereo is currently supported on iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch. The Aereo app for Android (currently in beta) is available for download for devices running Android operating system version 4.1 or higher. Aereo is also supported on Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Opera, AppleTV (via airplay) and Roku platforms.