The company announced today that the service will be available to residents in the Cincinnati metro area on 1/21. Consumers in 8 counties in Ohio, 10 counties in Kentucky, and 6 counties in Indiana will now be able to access free over-the-air television channels with a cloud-based DVR via supported devices, including Android.
Aereo’s announcement follows its expansion last year to the Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Salt Lake City, Houston, Dallas, Detroit, Denver and Baltimore metropolitan areas and follows the company’s announcement last week of an additional infusion of $34 million of funding. Aereo will announce additional launch dates for its expansion cities throughout the year.
“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.”
Greater Cincinnati 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 24-county area on January 21.
In the Greater Cincinnati region, consumers will be able to use Aereo’s unique antenna/DVR technology to record and 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.