Aereo announces Austin launch date


AereoAereo says its streaming broadcast/DVR technology will launch in the Greater Austin area on March 3. Greater Austin is Aereo’s 4th 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.”

Greater Austin residents who pre-register at will receive priority access to sign up.  Aereo’s technology will be available to all consumers across the 12-county area on March 3.

In the Greater Austin region, consumers will be able to use Aereo’s unique 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.

Aereo membership will be available to consumers residing in the following 12 counties in Texas: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Gillespie, Hays, Lee, Llano, Mason, Travis and Williamson.