Aereo defies court case and keeps rolling across America

Editor | 18-01-2014

Less than a week after the United States Supreme Court allowed a writ from leading US broadcasters to decide its very existence in the courts, Aereo has expanded its controversial over the top service.

Backed by leading TV industry figure Barry Diller, Aereo enables users to stream over the air broadcast TV signals via a specially designed antenna to a range of connected devices such as tablets, phones and laptops, AppleTV (via Airplay) and Roku boxes. It is currently available in New York City, Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Salt Lake City, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Detroit and Baltimore and now Aereo will be rolled out to residents in the Cincinnati metro region—including a 24-county area across Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana— from 21 January.

In the Greater Cincinnati region, consumers will be able to 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 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.”