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Aereo Expands Into Three More States
Including New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut
by Karl Bode 05:38PM Tuesday Feb 26 2013 Tipped by FFH See Profile
Over the air streaming service Aereo is expanding into an additional three cities. For some time the company has only offered the service in New York City, but now says that users in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut will soon be able to sign up for service. The subscription service allows users to pay $1 a day or $8 month to watch over-the-air TV on mobile devices, something that immediately attracted the ire of the entertainment industry. Fox, CBS, NBC and 14 other broadcasters sued the company, but have so far failed to legally bludgeon the outfit into closing up shop.

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FFH
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List of counties getting Aereo

The list of counties that can now tune into Aereo include:

New York’s Bronx, Kings, Queens, Richmond, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster, Sullivan, Orange, Dutchess;

Connecticut’s Fairfield County;

Pennsylvania’s Pike County;

New Jersey’s Bergen, Warren, Union, Sussex, Somerset, Passaic, Ocean, Morris, Monmouth, Middlesex, Hunterdon, Hudson, and Essex.
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Re: List of counties getting Aereo

For $8 it is not worth it. That is the same price as netflix.
This type of service would still be profitable at $1 a year, this company is greedy to charge so much just to lease an antenna over the internet.

At $8 everyone will just use an antenna for free.
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Re: List of counties getting Aereo

said by r81984:

For $8 it is not worth it. That is the same price as netflix.
This type of service would still be profitable at $1 a year, this company is greedy to charge so much just to lease an antenna over the internet.

At $8 everyone will just use an antenna for free.

Maybe your rabbit ears work after the DTV conversion, but we had to put up TWO antennas on a new aerial and add an component receiver in order to get the same channels that came in find under analog transmission.

For the solo flyer, or someone who doesn't stay in one place for long, "renting" an antenna for $8/month, with a built-in DVR library capability, makes a lot of sense.

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Re: List of counties getting Aereo

I think this could serve many people well, $8 is not greedy, I don't think. True many homeowners could install a roof antenna and get the tv service, but many people

1) Simply don't want to deal with the hassle of installing an antenna on their roof
2) Live in places like rented homes or apartments where they cannot install a roof antenna and a indoor antenna doesn't work.

Your paying for a antenna and a dvr, a dvr box from most companies is more than $8 / month and they have to pay for the streaming bandwidth and the constant legal battles they are fighting. Seems like a really good deal to me, I know I'll be considering it.
Plus it's effectively $96 a year, good luck getting a dvr to use with your aerial for that price.

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said by r81984:

For $8 it is not worth it. That is the same price as netflix.
This type of service would still be profitable at $1 a year, this company is greedy to charge so much just to lease an antenna over the internet.

At $8 everyone will just use an antenna for free.

I've had to use an ota antenna in my old apartment in downtown chicago.
Good luck with that. This would have been $8 well spent. I always had to screw with the antenna since i had half the stations broadcasted on the north side of my apartment and the other half on the south side.
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said by r81984:

For $8 it is not worth it. That is the same price as netflix.
This type of service would still be profitable at $1 a year, this company is greedy to charge so much just to lease an antenna over the internet.

At $8 everyone will just use an antenna for free.

OTA is fine if it works for you. We used to get all the stations very clearly on analog. Ever since the digital switch: Three of the major channels are no longer dependable. Any storm, or even just strong wind, makes them unwatchable. Several of the "smaller" channels, that we watch infrequently, suffered the same fate.

Thank you, FCC. Good job!

I could probably fix this if I wanted to install a 30' tower out back, and a 100' buried coax run (thru gardens and past underground sprinkler lines--just to make it "interesting"), to clear my neighbour's trees, but, at $8/mo., I'll take Aereo if they come to my area.

Plus Aereo also provides time-shifting.

The content providers that are bitching about what Aereo's doing could negate them easily, with Hulu Plus, if they wanted to. Instead: They don't want to provide what consumers want, and they don't want anybody else to provide it, either.

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said by r81984:

For $8 it is not worth it. That is the same price as netflix.
This type of service would still be profitable at $1 a year, this company is greedy to charge so much just to lease an antenna over the internet.

At $8 everyone will just use an antenna for free.

The appeal for cord-cutters is the DVR feature. No way to do that using an antenna for free. $8 is a bargain for 40 hrs no hardware.
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Entertainment Industry Appreciation

TO Aereo
FROM Content Providers

"You are bringing our free-to-view, over-the-air content to more eyes, and losing money as the fee you charge is less than the bandwidth you are paying for. In appreciation for bringing our content to those who do not have the means to receive our OTA content, we are going to (try to) sue you."

I'll never understand the rationale or logic of the entertainment industry.

(Disclaimer: not a real quote)

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Re: Entertainment Industry Appreciation

said by zefie:

TO Aereo
FROM Content Providers

and losing money as the fee you charge is less than the bandwidth you are paying for.

If you truly believe Aereo's operating costs are more than their operating income, why do you think they are doing this? What is their business plan?
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Re: Entertainment Industry Appreciation

True, I'll admit it wasn't a well-thought-out post, but I doubt at $1/day or $8/m they are making a killing.

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Re: Entertainment Industry Appreciation

Seems to work OK for Netflix so far.
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I was quite interested in this company until...

Aereo is available exclusively in the New York City metropolitan area. A valid credit card with a New York City area billing address is required to validate residency.
So basically, you're paying for what you can already get over the air in the particular area you already live in?

I am sorely disappointed in what this service has to offer if it truly is that restrictive, and I truly fail to see what the broadcasters are suing for.
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Re: I was quite interested in this company until...

said by SunnyD:

Aereo is available exclusively in the New York City metropolitan area. A valid credit card with a New York City area billing address is required to validate residency.
So basically, you're paying for what you can already get over the air in the particular area you already live in?

I am sorely disappointed in what this service has to offer if it truly is that restrictive, and I truly fail to see what the broadcasters are suing for.

Its available in my area now, and it looks great to me. In my area the only thing you can get with an antenna is the church channel and the infomercial channel.

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Anyone tried to call their credit card company and change the address and try this out?
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Re: I was quite interested in this company until...

get a prepaid card at Wal-Mart via GreenDot. You get the temp card at the time of purchase just don't put in for a real card. The system will never know if the address is valid or not.
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Ingeious hack, but...

I don't see the use case. Maybe the DVR will attract people who, for whatever reason can't get OTA reception or college students or something? It just seems like a really clever hack around the retransmission issue without a goal to hack for.

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select a stream

Probably looks good to cord cutters that only use the Internet and OTA or the like. If you live in the shadow of the TV signals now you can get all of them.

I bet they end up doing pretty good. Especially if their model scales across other metro areas. I bet it does.
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we love it

We signed up several days ago. Due to our geography we get no TV reception at all even with an outdoor antenna. With aereo we get 30. Having it on roku is awesome as well.
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