Aereo Will Expand To 22 Cities This Year

Broadcasters who are challenging Aereo‘s right to stream their programming to local viewers in New York City will have more to worry about soon. The fledgling company says that it will offer its service to more than 97M consumers by year’s end as it expands to 22 additional cities: Boston, Miami, Austin, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Washington DC, Baltimore, Detroit, Denver, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Tampa, Cleveland, Kansas City, Raleigh-Durham (NC), Salt Lake City, Birmingham (AL), Providence (RI), and Madison (WI). The company calls it “the first phase” of its growth effort. It’s also being helped by an additional $38M in Series B funding led by Barry Diller’s IAC and Highland Capital Partners. Aereo subscribers can pay $1 a day, $8 a month or $80 a year to have their local broadcast TV signals streamed to them, as long as they’re in the local market. It also provides a DVR-like capability to record shows, and to pause, rewind and fast-forward. (more…)

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