Michelle Clancy | 23-07-2013
Starting 19 August, more than 2.8 million Utahans will have access to Aereo's antenna/DVR technology to record and watch live local affiliate broadcast feeds online.
The announcement follows its expansion earlier this summer to the Boston and Atlanta metropolitan areas. The company also plans to launch its technology in Chicago on September 13.
"We're excited to be launching our technology in Utah, or what is fast becoming known as the Silicon Slopes," said Aereo CEO and founder Chet Kanojia. "Utahans are connected, tech-savvy and interested in innovations that can add value to their lives. When it comes to how you watch television, Aereo's technology will bring more choice and flexibility to Utahans across the state, whether you live in Salt Lake City, St George or Ogden. We believe consumers want and deserve a better television experience and our work is focused on delivering the best customer experience with the highest quality technology."
Utahans who pre-register at Aereo.com will receive priority access to sign-up. Aereo's technology will be available to all consumers across all 29 counties. Consumers will be able to record and watch major networks such as KSTU-HD (FOX), KSL-DT (NBC), KUTV-HD (CBS), KTVX-HD (ABC) and KUED-HD (PBS), as well as other over-the-air special interest and foreign language channels, including BYU-TV, AntennaTV, ION, Qubo, Estrella TV. 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.