Internet TV streaming service Aereo has revealed plans to launch its online television technology in the Baltimore metropolitan region on December 16th.
The Baltimore metro area includes 11 counties across Central Maryland. Aereo’s announcement follows its expansion earlier this year to the Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Salt Lake City, Houston, Dallas, Detroit and Denver metropolitan areas. Aereo will announce additional launch dates for its expansion cities throughout the remainder of the year, although it looks likely to fall short of its early January 2013 declaration that it intended to expand to 22 new US cities beyond its New York initial launch during the course of the year.
“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.”
Aereo’s technology works on ‘smart’ devices from tablets to phones to laptop computers. Aereo is currently supported on iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and devices running Android operating system version 4.1 or higher. Aereo is also supported on Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Opera, AppleTV (via airplay) and Roku platforms.