Aereo launches in Baltimore

December 6, 2013 09.43 Europe/London By Robert Briel

Aereo array of miniature antennasAereo has announced that the service will be available to residents in the Baltimore metro area on December 16t

Consumers in 11 central Maryland counties will now be able to access free over-the-air television channels with a cloud-based PVR via supported devices, including Android.

“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/PVR 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.”

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/PVR 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.

Aereo membership will be available to consumers residing in the following 11 counties in Maryland including Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Harford, Howard, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, and Baltimore City.

Aereo is also currently available in NYC, Boston, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Miami, Dallas, Houston, Detroit, and Denver. We’ll continue to keep you posted as more dates are announced in the near future.