Monthly Archives: February 2012

Gaining Yards

Football fanatic. Stuck in traffic. Can’t get to his friends to watch the game, won’t dare head to a crowded bar on Super Bowl Sunday. His palms are sweaty, he’s agitated, he pulls out his phone. Biting his nails, he sighs in relief when he catches kick-off. He’s found his fix. He’s found AEREO. 

We’ve Drafted a New OPN RECEIVER. 

A new year, a new technology, a new way of life. Never again will you find yourself in the position of being an avid football fan who hits rock bottom and needs to find his fix. Now you have the gift of portability. And when it comes to sports, the only thing better than portability is LIVE access… and there is no arguing that sports are best live.

2.1 million people enjoyed the Super Bowl online via NBC this year. What wasn’t included in this stat were the football fans who also watched the Super Bowl live online, via Aereo. Aereo customers hosted Super Bowl parties for their friends and the enthusiasm for both football and Aereo was palpable. Not only were they able to watch the big game live on iPads (placed in bathrooms and kitchens so no valuable second went unwatched) but they streamed the game to their big TVs so they could watch as a group.

People complained that with NBC’s stream they missed the famous Super Bowl advertisements and Madonna’s highly anticipated halftime show. This was not the case for Aereo customers. They watched it all. Ads and Madonna were important for some people who only watch football as an excuse to socialize and indulge in the glory that is guacamole and beer. For some people, touchdown was Matthew Broderick’s Honda ad. Ultimately, the win was hanging out with friends who were in incredibly good moods because their beloved team (GO GIANTS!) won and I had the pleasure of introducing them to a fabulous little platform called Aereo.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW YORK GIANTS! We salute you.

Love is in the Aereo.

Presenting our mission and our team as we reach for the sky.

Aereo New York City Skyline

Photo taken from Aereo office, January 2012

One day, a group of brilliant engineers at Aereo created a new species of antenna. Just the size of a thumbnail, this small but mighty creature captured the hearts of New York City airwaves and became accessible to us through the Internet. We combined these antennas with a beautiful interface for what became a perfect marriage. A match made in heaven… Well, maybe not heaven, but close: the New York City Skyline. Your Broadcast is live, DVR is on board. Our launch crew has developed a better way for you to be entertained…  So take a deep breath – no more gasping for air. We have your Aereo supply.

Our Vision

Our vision is simple; we are trying to simplify. TV at the moment is complicated. Between the lackluster technology and the lack of choice and portability there is room for improvement. So, we’re making our television experience simple. We’re breaking free from clutter and complication, wires and boxes, and useless gadgetry. TV comprises an essential part of our cultural heritage. We enjoy waking up to the morning news – it’s habitual. We love our dramas, our live sports, and ending our day with uplifting sitcoms. TV is a tradition, an escape and a source of comfort. TV is important to our lives so it must function well. We’re providing a new technology that enables choice and freedom. Your life is on your own terms. TV should be as well. It’s that simple.

Who We Are

Engineers. Marketers. Designers. Thinkers. Doers. Media Hounds. Tech Nerds. TV Junkies. Even an Olympic Medalist. You can say we’re sophisticated entrepreneurs or seasoned executives. Call us savvy, fearless, creative, humble. But all we really want to stress is that we love TV. All kinds. In every form. At any time of day. And, now, in any PLACE in this city! Improving access to our favorite pastime is our reason for joining forces. This “launch crew” was assembled by Chet Kanojia, entrepreneur and self-proclaimed tech nerd. It is under Chet’s guidance that we are boldly embarking into this new world that is above and beyond your television. We’re a team for TV. We’re improving our source for entertainment. And we want you to experience this as well.

Airing Aereo

Aereo's invention: miniaturized antennas!

When you sign up for Aereo, we assign you an antenna so you can watch TV on your mobile devices. To activate an account, create a username and password on aereo.com or connect through Facebook or Twitter. There is no downloading necessary. No apps, no cords, no clutter, no fuss. Sign in from your computer, tablet, or phone. You can even stream on your big TV. Enjoy live programming or record your favorite shows. That’s it.

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