Aereo continues expansion in Austin

February 25, 2014 09.54 Europe/London By Robert Briel

Aereo array of miniature antennasDespite a recent set-back from a court decision in Utah, Aereo continues its expansion.

Aereo plans to launch in the Greater Austin area on March 3. Greater Austin is Aereo’s fourth market to launch in Texas and includes a 12-county area.

“We’re excited to launch in Austin, our fourth Texas market,” said Aereo CEO and founder Chet Kanojia.

“Aereo’s innovative 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. Aereo makes using an antenna easy again – the way it should be. We’re looking forward to kicking off in Austin.”

In the Greater Austin region, consumers will be able to use Aereo’s antenna/DVR technology to record and watch 19 over-the-air channels including major networks such as KVUE (ABC), KXAN (NBC), KEYE (CBS), KTBC (Fox), KNVA (CW) and KLRU (PBS); special interest channels ThisTV, MOVIES!, GetTV, Create TV and AccuWeather; and Spanish-language channels UniMás, UniVision, Telemundo and Estrella TV. In addition, consumers will also have the ability to add Bloomberg Television.