Aereo Heading to Boston in May
Pre-Registered Users Can Hop On Board May 15
by Karl Bode 08:15AM Wednesday Apr 24 2013 Tipped by FFH
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, streaming OTA broadband video operator Aereo this week announced that they'll be expanding into the Boston market starting on May 15. According to a company press statement
(pdf), the May 15 "Boston" launch date actually covers 4.5 million consumers in 16 counties across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. The May 15 launch date is also only for those who pre-registered with Aereo -- the service will be available in "Boston" to everyone else on May 30. Aereo is currently only available in the New York City area, though the company promised expansion into 22 additional markets after receiving $38 million in financing back in January
Regional scope is huge Much larger area than I would have guessed. Aereo's inclusion of Windham County, VT is a stretch. The addition of Aereo to existing Netflix impetus leads me to think we'll see a surge in cord cutters within this footprint. Yanks are tight with their money and not massive TV watchers to begin with. Comcast gonna be some pissed. Hey, maybe they'll lower their rates. ...nah.
Aereo's press release says service is available to residents in the following counties:
Massachusetts: Barnstable, Dukes, Essex, Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, Worcester
New Hampshire: Belknap, Cheshire, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, Strafford
Re: Regional scope is huge
said by jap: Not really. It's part of the Boston/Worcester DMA. Cable TV providers have to provide the Boston locals.
Much larger area than I would have guessed. Aereo's inclusion of Windham County, VT is a stretch.
Jay: What the @#$% is the internet???