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Aereo arriving in Chicago in September

Aereo arriving in Chicago in September

Aereo is planning to expand its streaming television service to a fourth city come September. Chicago will be the next city to take advantage of Aereo’s streaming broadcast TV plans starting on September 13. This comes after Aereo initially launched in New York, and spread to Boston and Atlanta within the past couple of months.

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Aereo streamlines pricing plans by axing annual and daily options

Aereo streamlines pricing plans by axing annual and daily options

Aereo has restructured their pricing plans for their antenna television and DVR service. Plans will now start at $8 per month, which gives you access to the service with 20 hours of DVR storage. $12 per month will see your DVR storage bumped up 40 hours to a total of 60 hours of DVR time. Furthermore, there's no contract to sign, allowing you to sign up for the service essentially risk-free for a whole month.

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CBS may also ditch OTA broadcasts if Aereo continues

CBS may also ditch OTA broadcasts if Aereo continues

Television networks aren't happy at all about the Aereo TV service. Aereo recently won a court decision upholding its right to stream broadcast television without paying retransmission fees. Previously, television studio Fox had threatened to pull its programming off the over the air airwaves to prevent Aereo from accessing its signal.

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News Corp threatens to cancel its free Fox TV network if Aereo isn’t banned

News Corp threatens to cancel its free Fox TV network if Aereo isn’t banned

Angered over Aereo's recent win in Appeals court, News Corp is threatening to cancel its free Fox TV network and switch it completely to a subscription-based service. Many other networks are also frustrated with Aereo, which takes over-the-air broadcast signals with its thousands of little antennas and feeds them to its subscribers' computers, phones, and tablets. Many networks that have fought against Aereo include Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, Univision, and more.

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Aereo wins in appeals court

Aereo wins in appeals court

Aereo has survived another legal attack on its web TV service, with the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit rejecting an appeal by the big broadcasters angry with the streaming system the start-up offers. The networks had hoped to overturn a 2012 ruling that gave Aereo the green light to launch in New York City last year, but the appeals court decided that Aereo's service basically follows the path laid down by Cablevision's web-based RS-DVR.

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Aereo in AT&T and DISH deal talks amid broadcaster fury

Aereo in AT&T and DISH deal talks amid broadcaster fury

Aereo, the would-be cable-disrupting streaming TV service that puts a PVR in the cloud, has been holding clandestine talks with AT&T, Dish Network, and others in an attempt to significantly broaden its availability, insiders claim. Currently available only in NYC, and stung with legal challenges from angry content owners and broadcasters, Aereo has been hunting new distribution methods such as direct-to-phone, sources tell the WSJ, though any eventual deal hangs in part of whether the start-up's service can continue.

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