Aereo sets Baltimore launch date


AereoThe company announced it will be available to residents in the Baltimore metro area on 12/16. Consumers in 11 central Maryland counties will now be able to access free over-the-air television channels with a cloud-based DVR via supported devices, including Android.

Aereo is also currently available in NYC, Boston, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Miami, Dallas, Houston, Detroit, and Denver.

“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/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. 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.