Aereo Sets Launch Date for Atlanta
Atlanta Will Be the Third City to Launch Aereo's Groundbreaking
More Than 5.3 Million Atlanta Metropolitan-Area Consumers Will Have
Access to Aereo's Innovative Antenna Technology to Watch Live
Starting June 17, Pre-Registered Consumers Will Begin to Receive
Invitations to Join Aereo; General Membership Access Begins on June
ATLANTA, GA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/14/13 -- Aereo, Inc., today
announced plans to launch its groundbreaking online television
technology in the Atlanta metropolitan region. Beginning June 17,
consumers who have pre-registered with Aereo will receive a special
invitation to join and be one of the first to experience Aereo's
technology. After June 24, Aereo will make membership available to
all eligible consumers across the Atlanta designated market area
(DMA), which includes more than 5.3 million consumers in 55 counties
across Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina. Atlanta joins Boston as
the third city to launch as part of Aereo's expansion announced in
"We're grateful and humbled by the continued support we've received
from consumers for our technology," said Aereo CEO and Founder Chet
Kanojia. "The response and enthusiasm from consumers across all of
our expansion cities has been phenomenal. It's clear that consumers
want more choice and flexibility in how they watch television and
they don't want to be fenced into expensive, outdated technology.
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. We're thrilled to be coming to
Atlanta and look forward to our launch in June."
Aereo's innovative remote (cloud-based) antenna/DVR technology makes
watching television simple and user-friendly. Using Aereo's
technology, consumers can pause, rewind and fast-forward any program
that they are watching live, or save a program for future viewing. In
Atlanta, there are 27 over-the-air broadcast channels accessible
through Aereo's antenna/DVR technology, including major networks such
WSB-HD (ABC), WAGA-TV (FOX), WXIA-TV (NBC), WGCL-TV (CBS) and WPBA
(PBS); special interest channels such as France24, BounceTV, MyTV,
and AntennaTV; and Spanish-language broadcast channels such as
Univision, MundoFox, and UniMas. In addition, consumers can also add
Bloomberg Television, for a total of 28 channels.
Aereo works on 'smart' devices from tablets to phones to laptop
computers. Aereo is currently supported on iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch,
Chrome, Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Safari, Opera, AppleTV (via
airplay) and Roku devices.
Aereo membership is available to consumers residing in the following
counties in Georgia: Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll,
Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, DeKalb,
Douglas, Fannin, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Fulton, Gilmer, Gordon,
Greene, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Haralson, Heard, Henry, Jackson,
Jasper, Lamar, Lumpkin, Madison, Meriwether, Morgan, Newton, Oconee,
Oglethorpe, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Polk, Putnam, Rabun, Rockdale,
Spalding, Towns, Troup, Union, Upson, Walton and White; Clay County
in North Carolina; and Cleburne and Randolph counties in Alabama.
For media inquiries:
Virginia Lam, Aereo, Inc.
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