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December 05, 2013 08:00 ET

Aereo Announces Launch Date for Baltimore

Starting December 16, More Than 2.7 Million Consumers in Central Maryland Will Have Access to Aereo's Innovative Antenna/DVR Technology to Record and Watch Live Television Online

LONG ISLAND CITY, NY--(Marketwired - Dec 5, 2013) - Aereo, Inc., today announced plans to launch its groundbreaking online television technology in the Baltimore metropolitan region on December 16. The Baltimore metro area includes 11 counties across Central Maryland. Aereo's announcement follows its expansion earlier this year to the Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Salt Lake City, Houston, Dallas, Detroit and Denver metropolitan areas. Aereo will announce additional launch dates for its expansion cities throughout the remainder of the year. 

"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," said Aereo CEO and Founder Chet Kanojia. "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."

Baltimore metropolitan 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 11-county area on December 16.

Aereo's innovative remote (cloud-based) antenna/DVR technology makes watching television simple and user-friendly. Using Aereo's technology, consumers can pause and rewind any program that they are watching live, or save a program for future viewing. 

In the Baltimore metropolitan region, consumers will be able to use Aereo's unique antenna/DVR technology to record and watch 17 over-the-air channels including major networks such as WMAR (ABC), WBAL (NBC), WJZ (CBS), WNUV (CW) and WMPT (PBS); and special interest channels such as MeTV, MyNetwork TV, BounceTV, ZUUS Country and ThisTV. 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 membership will be available to consumers residing in the following 11 counties in Maryland: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Harford, Howard, Kent, Queen Anne's, Talbot, and Baltimore City.

Aereo's technology works on 'smart' devices from tablets to phones to laptop computers. Aereo is currently supported on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and 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.

To learn more about Aereo's technology and how to pre-register, visit Aereo.com.

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