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Aereo Announces Cincinnati Launch on January 21
by Karl Bode 09:51AM Friday Jan 17 2014
Aereo today announced that the company will launch their live TV streaming video service in Cincinnati starting on January 21. As with other launch markets the Cincinnati launch is broader than it sounds, with availability being made to around 2.1 million viewers across 8 counties in Ohio, 10 counties in Kentucky, and 6 counties in Indiana. Aereo is also currently available in 10 markets: NYC, Boston, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Miami, Dallas, Houston, Detroit, Denver and Baltimore

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Good for Them

I don't care for the network's commercials and would and do take Netflix over Aereo every day of the week and twice on Sunday, but just the same I am all for inexpensive, quality services. Keep growing guys!

Memphis, TN

Re: Good for Them

I look forward to seeing Aereo's service offered in the Memphis market.


said by Millenium:

I don't care for the network's commercials and would and do take Netflix over Aereo every day of the week and twice on Sunday, but just the same I am all for inexpensive, quality services.

Keep growing guys!

All depends on what Supreme Court decides this spring.

Re: Good for Them

Honestly I am not sure that even matters. Even if the broadcasters lose, they still have countless options they could use to proceed from there. Kill OTA, move new content exclusively to cable, launch their own online streaming, etc. Aereo could be made irrelevant pretty easily and there is nothing they can really do about it.

Kent, WA
·Clearwire Wireless
If the Supreme Court rules in favor of Aereo over the broadcasters making this completely legal then the cable operators have said that they will do this as well. Okay in that case those networks could stop broadcasting over-the-air and then get hugely fined by the FCC for not honoring there over-the-air broadcasting license agreements.

·Time Warner Cable
·Cincinnati Bell

Cord Cutters

I was thinking of dropping all cable tv and just having internet with Netflix, Amazon Prime and aereo. May need to add Netflix dvd back into mix.

Without aereo plan was hd tv antenna and same services as above but I would have to add in some kind of dvr.. Tivo would have cut into what I would be saving almost to point it would be worth it.

Currently in my 30 day trail of Amazon and I am disappointed only a few show that they have that netflix doesn't and was hoping they would have more kids programing for free but only a season or two of this and that.

united state

The not-ready-for-primetime-players?

Aereo seems to have trouble with high demand programs like the Golden Globes (their service crashed) so I wonder if they'll be able to handle the Superbowl or the Oscars, etc.. Good luck to them, anyway.



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Re: The not-ready-for-primetime-players?

The fact that you have to ask that question is a blow to the theory that the service is simply an antenna on a really long extension cord rented on a monthly basis. If it were really a 1:1 allocation of resources as they claim, they'd have enough capability to handle all the subscribers simultaneously.

Des Plaines, IL

Re: The not-ready-for-primetime-players?

1:1 allocation of resources as they claim well still they can over load the network / other non antenna parts

Iowa native
Springfield, MA
·Verizon Broadban..

They should hold off

They should hold off on any expansion until the Supreme Court decides the court case.

Even though each customer has their own antenna, the transmission uplink is common and that makes it retransmission.

If they win their court case, fine. But I have a strong feeling the SCOUTS is going to order them to negotiate carriage contracts. For it to use that loophole, the link between that antenna and the customer would have to be dedicated.
I've experienced ImOn (when they were McLeod USA), Mediacom, Comcast, and Time Warner and I currently have DirecTV. They are much better than broadcast TV.

I have not and will not cut the cord.

Fremont, OH
·AT&T U-Verse

Re: They should hold off

The cloud portion does not make it a retransmission case. Cause if that was the case then Sling is doing the same thing. You are retransmitting the same service you just purchased from the cable company without a contract to do so.

And you have no clue if that antenna at their headends are really dedicated to the customer or not. Just because they have several connections to the Internet does not mean they have one antenna nor a cable company. They used a legal loop-hole and the content owners are mad because they didn't think of it first nor think of closing it.

Snohomish, WA

Re: They should hold off

said by TBBroadband:


However sling is you rebroadcasting to yourself (in theory) the authorized recipient.
Aereo is rebroadcasting to others for profit which makes it different.
But I can't see them stopping their rollout for anything short of a court order, their liability if found to be infringing already far exceeds any asset pool they have. Survival is out of their hands, building a market share lead is vital if legal as bigger players or the networks themselves could do this at anytime.

Bronx, NY
·Optimum Voice
·Optimum Online

It's Stealing

This reminds me of RIAA vs. Napster. The networks are making a valid argument.

I rarely like to side with the big national networks but in this instance, I agree with their legal argument: I never purchased an HDTV antenna. Therefore, I shouldn't have access to HD channels.