Aereo’s Challenge To Broadcast Networks And Cable Industry

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If you like rooting for an underdog, keep an eye on Aereo and its free over-the-air television service with free cloud DVR. Aereo, which started its service in New York, says it will expand into Boston May 15. Aereo captures the free, over-the-air signal of local broadcasters — just as a homeowner would with an HDTV and antenna — then sends it out over the Internet.
The service is available on Apple devices, Web browsers (Internet Explorer 9, Firefox and Safari) and the Roku set-top box. Aereo, combined with a streaming service like Netflix, could lure a lot more people from cable and satellite services.

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