Aereo, the service that lets users watch live TV online and on mobile devices and save shows to a personal DVR, will launch in Chicago — its fourth city — on September 13, the company announced Thursday.
The launch will cover 16 counties across Illinois and Indiana, reaching over 9.5 million viewers. Aereo is already available in New York, Boston and Atlanta, and has said it plans to roll out to 22 cities this year. The service costs $8 per month to store 20 hours of programming and $12 per month to store 60 hours of programming.
Aereo is forging ahead in the face of strong legal opposition from TV networks like Fox and CBS. At the paidContent Live conference in April, Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia said the company may soon launch a movie channel and a free news channel. Below, check out the video of Kanojia’s interview with our Janko Roettgers.