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January 17, 2014 07:00 ET

Aereo Announces Launch Date for Cincinnati

Starting January 21, More Than 2.1 Million Consumers in Greater Cincinnati Will Have Access to Aereo's Innovative Antenna/DVR Technology to Record and Watch Live Television Online

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 17, 2014) - Aereo, Inc., today announced plans to launch its groundbreaking online television technology in the Greater Cincinnati region on January 21. Greater Cincinnati includes 24-county area across Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Aereo's announcement follows its expansion last year to the Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Salt Lake City, Houston, Dallas, Detroit, Denver and Baltimore metropolitan areas and follows the company's announcement last week of an additional infusion of $34 million of funding. Aereo will announce additional launch dates for its expansion cities throughout 2014.

"Aereo is growing and we're thrilled that our expansion has brought us to the Greater Cincinnati region and three new states: Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana," said Aereo CEO and Founder Chet Kanojia. "Aereo's cloud-based 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. It's a simple and modern way to use an antenna to watch television -- the way it should be. We're committed to providing best-in-class technology and customer service to our users and we're excited to introduce Aereo to Greater Cincinnati."

Greater Cincinnati 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 24-county area on January 21.

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 Greater Cincinnati region, consumers will be able to use Aereo's unique antenna/DVR technology to record and watch 30 over-the-air channels including major networks such as WCPO (ABC), WLWT (NBC), WKRC (CBS), WXIX (Fox), WPTO (PBS) and CET (PBS); and special interest channels RetroTV, MeTV, BounceTV, TuffTV, WCPO Weather, Create 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 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 eight counties in Ohio: Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, and Warren; 10 counties in Kentucky: Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Mason, Pendleton, Robertson and Owen; and the following six counties in Indiana: Dearborn, Ohio, Ripley, Switzerland, Franklin and Union.

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.

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

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