Posted by: Ann Treacy | January 12, 2013

New way to get TV in the Twin Cities

According to Minneapolis St Paul Business Journal

Aereo Inc., a high-flying startup that lets consumers stream broadcast-TV channels on computers and mobile devices, will enter the Twin Cities market this year.

The New York-based company uses tiny antennas to snag TV broadcasts and distribute programming to its subscribers’ laptops, iPads and Roku boxes. Aereo’s service also incorporates DVR-like features, allowing consumers to save programs for later viewing and pause during episodes.

Not surprisingly they add…

The broadcast TV industry isn’t a big fan of Aereo, and several stations have sued the company.

As a consumer I was happy to hear prices range from $1 a day to $80 per year. I had visions of watching BBC whenever I wanted. But of course they aren’t picking up a ton of cable programs. The mainstay seems to be broadcast channels. Looking at the Aereo website, these are the currently available channels:

  • CBS
  • NBC
  • FOX
  • ABC
  • The CW
  • PBS
  • ION
  • MyNetwork TV
  • This TV
  • Antenna TV
  • Bounce TV
  • ION Life
  • NyNonstop
  • NYC Life
  • NYC Gov
  • PBS Kids
  • Qubo
  • HSN
  • HSN 2
  • And several Spanish and Asian language channels

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