Aereo sets San Antonio launch date


AereoAereo announced plans to launch its broadcast TV streaming television technology in San Antonio on 2/19.  Greater San Antonio includes a 22-county area across Texas.  Aereo’s announcement follows its expansion to the Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Salt Lake City, Houston, Dallas, Detroit, Denver, Baltimore and Cincinnati metropolitan areas and follows the company’s announcement earlier in January of an additional infusion of $34 million of funding.  Aereo says it will announce additional launch dates for its expansion cities throughout 2014.

“Aereo loves the Lone Star State and we’re excited to expand our footprint in Texas,” 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. It’s a simple and modern way to use an antenna to watch television – the way it should be. Our team is committed to providing first-class technology and customer care to our users and we’re thrilled to bring Aereo to Greater San Antonio.”

Greater San Antonio residents who pre-register at will receive priority access to sign up.

Subscribers will be able to use Aereo to record and watch more than 30 over-the-air channels including major networks such as KSAT (ABC), WOAI (NBC), KENS (CBS), KABB (Fox), KMYS (CW) and KLRN (PBS); special interest channels MeTV, LiveWell, Create, JCTC, Trinity Broadcasting, Qubo and Smile of a Child (children’s programming) and Zuus Country; and Spanish-language channels UniMás, UniVision, Telemundo and Exitos TV. In addition, consumers will also have the ability to add Bloomberg Television.