In a little over a week, more than 2.7 million consumers in Central Maryland will have access to the streaming antenna/DVR technology to record and watch live television online.
Aereo To Launch In Baltimore On Dec. 16
Aereo Inc. today announced plans to launch its online television technology in the Baltimore metropolitan region on Dec. 16. The Baltimore metro area (DMA 27) 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 says it 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.
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 Dec. 16.
In the Baltimore metropolitan region, consumers will be able to use Aereo’s 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.