Aereo, the New York based startup trying to help you cut the cable, is launching in the Dallas area on September 23rd.
Aereo’s innovative, cloud-based antenna/DVR technology provides consumers with the ability to watch and record live broadcast television on their internet-connected devices. It’s an exciting technology that will bring more choice and competition into the television marketplace for Texans.
Many consumers don’t realize that most major television networks broadcast their signal over the air. With the right antenna, you can capture these transmissions and watch live TV without a massive cable bill.
Aero has taken that one step (ok, many steps) further by creating arrays of television antennas to capture this over-the-air signal and then they pipe it directly to you over the internet. There are, of course, a lot of technical details that go into this but the bottom line is that you can access live TV from any of your internet-connected devices.
“We are thrilled to be launching our technology in North Texas,” said Aereo CEO and Founder Chet Kanojia. “The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex region is the fastest growing metropolitan area in the country and its residents are tech-savvy and wired for the 21st Century. When it comes to how you watch television, Aereo’s technology will bring more choice and flexibility to consumers across the region. Consumers deserve better. They deserve alternatives and we believe, a better experience. Our work is focused on delivering the best customer experience with the highest quality technology and we can’t wait to get started in the great state of Texas.”
In the DFW area, consumers will be able to use Aereo’s unique antenna/DVR technology to record and watch major networks such as KDFW (FOX), KXAS- TV (NBC), WFAA (ABC), KTVT (CBS) and KERA-TV (PBS), as well as other over-the-air special interest and foreign language channels including COZI-TV, ME-TV, UniMas, Telemundo, EstrellaTV, ION, The CW, AntennaTV and Qubo. In addition, consumers will also have the ability to add Bloomberg Television.
Aereo membership begins at $8 per month, for access to Aereo’s cloud-based antenna/DVR technology and 20 hours of DVR storage. For an additional $4, consumers can upgrade their subscription and receive 60 hours of DVR storage for a total of $12 per month. Consumers who join Aereo will get their first of month of access for free.
To check out the DFW coverage map and to pre-register visit https://aereo.com/coverage/dal