5 Can’t-Miss Events at SXSW (Besides our #SurfParty)

SXSW can be pretty overwhelming. Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. In addition to our Surf Party, these are our five can’t-miss events for this year’s SXSW festival.

1. A Conversation with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Saturday, March 8th | 2pm – 3pm

This one is pretty obvious. deGrasse Tyson is currently one of the most influential public intellectuals. Listening to him in conversation with journalist Christie Nicholson is sure to blow a few minds.

2. Top Tech Innovation Trends for 2014

Monday, March 10th | 12:30pm – 1:30pm

The past few years, SXSW has become a haven for launching exciting new tech companies and deciphering future trends. This panel figures to provide key insight into what’s next in the world’s of technology and communication, with inside views from Gary Shapiro, CEA; Kevin O’Malley, TechTalk / Studio; and Robert Scoble, Rackspace.

3. Spotify House

Monday, March 10th – Friday, March 14th | 11am – 7PM

With five straight days of live music, the Spotify House should be everyone’s destination for discovering the next artist to watch. It’s great to see Spotify push smaller artists rather than piggyback on established stars. Should be a lot of fun.

4. Video Game History Museum

Friday, March 7th | 1pm – 9pm

Let’s face it. The majority of people at the SXSW Interactive events are huge nerds. A video game history museum is exactly the type of event that will cater to the masses.

5. JIMI: All is By My Side

Wednesday, March 12th | 9pm

It’s a hot ticket, but if you can score a seat at this Jimi Hendrix biopic screening, it’s well worth it. OutKast’s Andre 3000 hasn’t done much the past few years, but starring as Jimi Hendrix more than makes up for it.

Disagree with our list? Tweet at us @aereo with your top events for SXSW.

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Test Your Knowledge with Ten Questions on the History of TV

Here at Aereo we love antennas and we love TV. We thought it would be fun to come up with a quiz to test your general TV knowledge. Check it out!

True or False?

  1. Broadcast Television is programming or signals sent over the airwaves for public access.
  2. By 1953, 50% of American homes had a television.
  3. In 1975 Sony introduced Betamax, the first home VCR.
  4. The first national broadcast televised in color was the 1954 Tournament of Roses Parade.
  5. Since 2009 TV stations have been required to broadcast exclusively in a digital format.
  6. The first television station to broadcast a digital TV signal is located in Raleigh, NC.
  7. Many television networks evolved from radio networks.
  8. Television broadcasts both AM and FM.
  9. Nearly 54 million Americans currently watch TV using an antenna.
  10. You can record and watch live broadcast TV online with an Aereo antenna and DVR by going to aereo.com.

 

 

Fun Fact: All the answers to the quiz above are True! How did you score?

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Cloud Based Technology is Changing the Way We Access Television

The way we watch TV is changing. With the prevalence of smart phones, tablets, phablets, and online video, we are no longer tethered to our living rooms for entertainment. The Internet has paved the way for us to easily shop, connect with friends, order food, and pretty much everything else you can think of.

Aereo helps to change the way consumers access TV. In a way, Aereo is both retro and a wave of the future. Aereo is retro in that with Aereo you can experience broadcast TV as it used to be, by using an antenna. At the same time, Aereo has, through modern technology and harnessing the power of the cloud, allowed consumers to more easily access TV and record/watch on a variety of devices without requiring you to set up that antenna and DVR in your home. If you are in one of the select areas, you can try Aereo for free today. For more details and availability, visit us at www.aereo.com.

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Aereo Kicks Off Its Austin, Texas Launch with Two Days of Events This Week

Aereo will host a two-day rooftop event in Austin to celebrate its fourth Texas market launch

Events include a fireside chat with Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia & Re/code’s Peter Kafka, live demo events and performances by local DJs Toddy B & Alex Clavijo

Aereo will also present at the New York Tech Meet Up in Austin Demo Day.

New York, NY (March 3, 2014)Aereo, Inc., today announced plans for two full days of events on March 8 & 9 to kick off its Austin, Texas launch. The events will be open to the public and held on the rooftop of The Lanai at 422 Congress Avenue. The events will feature food, drink and opportunities for each guest to experience the Aereo technology firsthand in a unique rooftop setting. For more information and to RSVP to attend, visit: http://bit.ly/1mHrB6M.

Featured Events

Rooftop Chat at The Lanai

Saturday, March 8, 2014

2:30 p.m.

Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia sits down with Re/code’s Peter Kafka for an intimate rooftop chat about the company, the future of television, the cloud and Aereo’s upcoming date with the Supreme Court.

Moderator Peter Kafka produces and hosts live events for Re/code. He has been covering media and technology since 1997 for a variety of outlets including All Things D, Forbes and Business Insider.

Aereo #SurfParty in Austin at The Lanai

Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9, 2014

Surf’s up! Join the Aereo team to celebrate its Austin launch! We’ve got the food and drinks, so that you can mix and mingle with local Austinites and listen to hot beats from local DJs Toddy B & Alex Clavijo. RSVP here: http://bit.ly/1mHrB6M

Aereo @ New York Tech Meet Up in Austin

Saturday, March 8, 2014

4:00 p.m.

Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia joins New York Tech Meet Up for its Austin demo day. See Aereo’s cloud-based individual antenna and DVR technology in action and hear about what’s next for the company. Learn more and RSVP here: http://www.nytmaustin.com/

About Aereo

Aereo’s innovative remote (cloud-based) antenna/DVR technology makes watching television simple and user-friendly. Using Aereo’s technology, consumers can pause and rewind any program that they are watching live, or save a program for future viewing.

Aereo membership begins at $8 per month, for access to Aereo’s cloud-based antenna/DVR technology and 20 hours of DVR storage. For an additional $4, consumers can upgrade their membership and receive 60 hours of DVR storage for a total of $12 per month. Consumers who join Aereo will get their first of month of access for free.

Aereo’s technology works on ‘smart’ devices from tablets to phones to laptop computers. Aereo is currently supported on iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. The Aereo app for Android ™ (currently in beta) is available for download for devices running Android operating system version 4.1 or higher. Aereo is also supported on Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer 9, Opera, AppleTV (via airplay) and Roku platforms.

To learn more about Aereo’s technology and how to pre-register, visit Aereo.com.

For media inquiries:

Virginia Lam, Aereo, Inc.

vlam@aereo.com

press@aereo.com

LaunchSquad for Aereo

aereo@launchsquad.com

(212) 564-3665

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Hit the Waves with Aereo in Austin

Bring your screen and catch some TV at the Aereo Surf Party!

Join us March 8th – 9th for VIP entry to our #SurfParty with free food and cocktails, plus learn how to get FREE Aereo access in Austin.

Grab some waves at our #SurfParty, and you’ll also catch:

  • Fireside chat with Aereo CEO/Founder Chet Kanojia and Re/code’s Peter Kafka

  • Free food from Hecho en Mexico

  • Live music from DJs TODDY B & Alex Clavijo

  • Free cocktails

  • Free tees

  • And more

Lanai Rooftop

422 Congress Ave | Austin, TX

March 8-9th | 12 – 8pm

Get the complete #SurfParty lineup and RSVP!

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Austinites! Choose How You Access Live Broadcast TV

The city that’s mastered the live music scene deserves to choose how it accesses live TV, too. Forget the cables, the clutter, and the long-term commitment. Starting March 3rd, you’ll be able to record and stream broadcast TV using your own remote antenna and cloud-based DVR. You can watch your recordings live and you can save them for later. You shouldn’t have to choose between that cover band show on 6th street or watching the game. Now, you can have it all – anywhere, anytime.

With Aereo, you can control your own remote antenna and cloud-based DVR to access over-the-air broadcast signals using many Internet-connected devices that you may already have. Record and watch your favorite shows straight to and from the cloud – experience TV the way it should be.

Pre-register now to be the first to enjoy Aereo in Austin. Check here to see if your home ZIP code is in our coverage area.

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Aereo Announces Launch Date for Austin

Starting March 3, more than 1.25 million consumers in Greater Austin will have access to Aereo’s innovative antenna/DVR technology to record and watch live television online.

New York, NY (February 24, 2014) – Aereo, Inc., today announced plans to launch its groundbreaking remote antenna/DVR television technology in the Greater Austin area on March 3. Greater Austin is Aereo’s 4th market to launch in Texas and includes a 12- county area.

“We’re excited to launch in Austin, our fourth Texas market,” said Aereo CEO and Founder Chet Kanojia. “Aereo’s innovative cloud-based antenna/DVR technology brings the old-fashioned antenna into the 21st Century, providing consumers access to the over- the-air broadcast signals that belong to them. Aereo makes using an antenna easy again – the way it should be. We’re looking forward to kicking off in Austin.”

Greater Austin residents who pre-register at Aereo.com will receive priority access to sign up. Aereo’s technology will be available to all consumers across the 12-county area on March 3.

Aereo’s innovative remote (cloud-based) antenna/DVR technology makes watching television simple and user-friendly. Using Aereo’s technology, consumers can pause and rewind any program that they are watching live, or save a program for future viewing.

In the Greater Austin region, consumers will be able to use Aereo’s unique antenna/DVR technology to record and watch 19 over-the-air channels including major networks such as KVUE (ABC), KXAN (NBC), KEYE (CBS), KTBC (Fox), KNVA (CW) and KLRU (PBS); special interest channels ThisTV, MOVIES!, GetTV, Create TV and AccuWeather; and Spanish-language channels UniMás, UniVision, Telemundo and Estrella TV. In addition, consumers will also have the ability to add Bloomberg Television.

Aereo membership begins at $8 per month, for access to Aereo’s cloud-based antenna/DVR technology and 20 hours of DVR storage. For an additional $4, consumers can upgrade their membership and receive 60 hours of DVR storage for a total of $12 per month. Consumers who join Aereo will get their first of month of access for free.

Aereo membership will be available to consumers residing in the following 12 counties in Texas: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Gillespie, Hays, Lee, Llano, Mason, Travis and Williamson.

Aereo’s technology works on ‘smart’ devices from tablets to phones to laptop computers. Aereo is currently supported on iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch. The Aereo app for AndroidTM (currently in beta) is available for download for devices running Android operating system version 4.1 or higher. Aereo is also supported on Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Opera, AppleTV (via airplay) and Roku platforms.

To learn more about Aereo’s technology and how to pre-register, visit Aereo.com.

For media inquiries:

Virginia Lam, Aereo, Inc.
vlam@aereo.com
press@aereo.com

LaunchSquad for Aereo
aereo@launchsquad.com
(212) 564-3665

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Press Release: Aereo Announces Launch Date for San Antonio

Starting February 19 more than 2.2 million consumers in Greater San Antonio will have access to Aereo’s innovative antenna/DVR technology to record and watch live television online.

New York, NY (February 3, 2014)Aereo, Inc., today announced plans to launch its groundbreaking remote antenna/DVR television technology in the Greater San Antonio region on February 19.  Greater San Antonio includes a 22-county area across Texas.  Aereo’s announcement follows its expansion to the Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Salt Lake City, Houston, Dallas, Detroit, Denver, Baltimore and Cincinnati metropolitan areas and follows the company’s announcement earlier in January of an additional infusion of $34 million of funding.  Aereo will announce additional launch dates for its expansion cities throughout 2014.

“Aereo loves the Lone Star State and we’re excited to expand our footprint in Texas,” said Aereo CEO and Founder Chet Kanojia.  “Aereo’s innovative cloud-based antenna/DVR technology brings the old-fashioned antenna into the 21st Century, providing consumers access to the over-the-air broadcast signals that belong to them. It’s a simple and modern way to use an antenna to watch television – the way it should be. Our team is committed to providing first-class technology and customer care to our users and we’re thrilled to bring Aereo to Greater San Antonio.”

Greater San Antonio residents who pre-register at Aereo.com will receive priority access to sign up.  Aereo’s technology will be available to all consumers across the 22-county area on February 19.

Aereo’s innovative remote (cloud-based) antenna/DVR technology makes watching television simple and user-friendly.  Using Aereo’s technology, consumers can pause and rewind any program that they are watching live, or save a program for future viewing.

In the Greater San Antonio region, consumers will be able to use Aereo’s unique antenna/DVR technology to record and watch more than 30 over-the-air channels including major networks such as KSAT (ABC), WOAI (NBC), KENS (CBS), KABB (Fox), KMYS (CW) and KLRN (PBS); special interest channels MeTV, LiveWell, Create, JCTC, Trinity Broadcasting, Qubo and Smile of a Child (children’s programming) and Zuus Country; and Spanish-language channels UniMás, UniVision, Telemundo and Exitos TV. In addition, consumers will also have the ability to add Bloomberg Television.

Aereo membership begins at $8 per month, for access to Aereo’s cloud-based antenna/DVR technology and 20 hours of DVR storage. For an additional $4, consumers can upgrade their membership and receive 60 hours of DVR storage for a total of $12 per month.  Consumers who join Aereo will get their first of month of access for free.

Aereo membership will be available to consumers residing in the following 22 counties in Texas: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, De Witt, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, La Salle, Lavaca, McMullen, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Wilson and Zavala.

Aereo’s technology works on ‘smart’ devices from tablets to phones to laptop computers.  Aereo is currently supported on iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch. The Aereo app for Android (currently in beta) is available for download for devices running Android operating system version 4.1 or higher.  Aereo is also supported on Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Opera, AppleTV (via airplay) and Roku platforms.

To learn more about Aereo’s technology and how to pre-register, visit Aereo.com.

 

For media inquiries:Virginia Lam, Aereo, Inc.

vlam@aereo.com

press@aereo.com

LaunchSquad for Aereo:aereo@launchsquad.com

(212) 564-3665

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Aereo Coming to San Antonio on February 19

Whether you’re strolling the River Walk, touring the Spanish missions or catching a basketball game there’s a lot to do in San Antonio, and you can’t always watch your favorite shows at the scheduled time. Today, Aereo is announcing its expansion to the Greater San Antonio region on February 19, bringing a simpler, easier way to record and watch TV to the area.

With Aereo, you get to control your own remote antenna and cloud-based DVR to access over-the-air broadcast signals using a wide variety of Internet connected devices that you may already own. Aereo lets you record and watch your favorite shows using modern technology—it’s TV the way it should be.

We are excited to be a part of San Antonio’s thriving and growing economy which was recently given an A+ rating in a survey of top U.S. cities for business. With the addition of San Antonio, we will now offer coverage in all three corners of the Texas Triangle, showing our commitment to the Lone Star State. Dallas and Houston have been loving Aereo, and we think San Antonio will too!

If you’d like to be among the first to experience Aereo in San Antonio, pre-register now. Not sure if you’re eligible? Check to see if your home ZIP code is in our coverage area.

Military City, USA—we can’t wait to see you!

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Hello Cincy, it’s great to finally be here!

To say it’s a warm welcoming would be bending the truth just a little, but we know you’re happy to have us as your new neighbor Cincinnati.

Let’s not skirt around the cold truth, it’s the not-even-funny type of freezing and you have no business being outside. Here’s an idea…make yourself a cup of hot coco, slip on some thick socks and take advantage of Aereo’s 30 day free trial for access to Aereo’s cloud-based antenna/DVR technology to start watching HD TV over the internet tonight.

Once your 30 days is up, Aereo membership begins at $8 per month, for 20 hours of DVR storage. For an additional $4, you can upgrade your membership and receive 60 hours of DVR storage for a total of $12 per month.

In case you aren’t sure if you can access Aereo, click here.

And for compatible devices click here.

Your friendly new neighbor
Aereo

(P.S. Stay toasty Cincinnati)

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