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November 01, 2013

Aereo to Launch its Online Television Technology in Metro Denver Area

By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor

On November 4, Aereo will launch its groundbreaking online television technology in the Metro Denver Area, which includes 67 counties in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska.

In the Denver metropolitan region, consumers will be able to use Aereo's unique antenna/DVR technology to record and watch more than 40 over-the-air channels including the major networks, among others.

Earlier this year company expanded to the Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Salt Lake City, Houston, Dallas and Detroit metropolitan areas. Officials with Aereo said that the company plans to announce additional launch dates for its expansion cities throughout the remainder of the year.

"We're thrilled to be launching in the Mile-High City," said Chet Kanojia, CEO and founder, Aereo, in a statement.

Kanojia said Denver is a growing and dynamic tech hub, and the enthusiasm the company has received from the community has been strong. “It's clear that consumers want more choice and flexibility in how they watch television and they don't want to be fenced into expensive, outdated technology,” he said.

Kanojia added that 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.

“Aereo's technology is a more simple, elegant and easy way to watch television -- the way it should be. At Aereo, we believe consumers deserve better technologies and a better customer experience, and we're committed to delivering on both," said Kanojia.

Company officials pointed out that Denver metro area residents who pre-register at Aereo.com will receive priority access to sign up.

Aereo's remote (cloud-based) antenna/DVR technology, which makes watching television simple and user-friendly, works on smart devices from tablets to phones to laptop computers.

Moreover, using Aereo's technology, consumers can pause, rewind and fast-forward any program that they are watching live, or save a program for future viewing.

Recently TMCnet reported that Aereo has released its first Android app, available for download in the Google (News - Alert) Play store.

The move significantly widens the company’s addressable market for mobile streaming, given that Android devices continue to gain market share vis-a-vis Apple (News - Alert) iOS. 

Aereo members will also now be able to connect a Roku box to their Aereo account using their Android device.

Edited by Rory J. Thompson

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