“Free, over-the-air broadcast television is a critically important part of the American fabric. Elections are won and lost on these airwaves. The important issues of the day – issues that impact every family across this country – are discussed and debated on free-to-air broadcast television. Aereo’s technology is key to simplifying access to that information. Everyone should have the opportunity to be a part of the conversation. By temporarily expanding daily Try for Free access from one to two hours to accommodate the debate time frame, we’re providing the public with expanded opportunity to engage more fully in the process.” – Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia
The Aereo team announced this morning that we are expanding our Try for Free access to New York consumers to two hours (from 9-11:00 p.m. EST) tonight in order to enable users to watch the first Presidential Debate of 2012. We’re keeping true to our mission of simplifying consumer access to free over-the-air broadcast television and making our groundbreaking remote antenna technology available on compatible devices to consumers for free during each of this year’s three Presidential Debates. The first Presidential Debate between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney begins at 9:00 p.m. EST and will be aired by all major over-the-air broadcast networks.
Aereo believes that consumers have a fundamental right to access over the air television that broadcasts on the public airwaves, and that enhancing and supporting public access to that local broadcast signal is important.
How do you access Try For Free? Getting started is simple: Visit aereo.com, create a login and password and, subject to capacity, consumers can begin using Aereo Try For Free immediately on compatible devices. There is no credit card to enter, but users must be located within New York City. Data charges may apply, please check with your provider.
To learn more, check out our press release here.