Aereo TV Headed to Cincinnati17 Jan, 2014 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Aereo TV, the subscription platform that enables users to access over-the-air digital TV signals on portable devices, Jan. 17 said it would bow service in the Cincinnati metropolitan area, including the 24-county area across Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, beginning Jan. 21. There are more than 2.1 million consumers in greater Cincinnati.
Aereo, which is currently available in 10 markets: NYC, Boston, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Miami, Dallas, Houston, Detroit, Denver and Baltimore, recently announced it had received an infusion of $34 million in venture funding.
The $8 Aereo monthly membership offers access to a cloud-based antenna and 20 hours of DVR storage. For an additional $4, consumers can receive 60 hours of DVR storage.
Aereo rollout comes as the Manhattan, N.Y.-based service is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court to address appeals by broadcast networks seeking to shut down the service over alleged violations of copyrights and retransmission agreements, among other issues.