TV-over-Internet service Aereo heading to Chicago

TV-over-Internet service Aereo heading to Chicago

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LAS VEGAS - JANUARY 10: Panasonic Viera Cast Service web features are seen on a Panasonic television at the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center January 10, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Panasonic has built the web features into their high-end plasma televisions. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 11 and features 2,700 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 130,000 attendees. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Posted on June 28, 2013 at 8:17 AM

Updated Friday, Jun 28 at 8:21 AM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Aereo, a startup that is trying to challenge cable and satellite TV packages with an $8-a-month offering over the Internet, says it will expand to Chicago in September.

   The service started in New York last year and expanded to Boston and Atlanta this spring. Service in the Chicago area will begin Sept. 13 and will come with several Chicago-area broadcast stations plus Bloomberg TV. Eligibility is limited to 16 counties in Illinois and Indiana.

   Aereo converts television signals into computer data and sends them over the Internet to subscribers' computers and mobile devices. Subscribers can watch channels live or record them with an Internet-based digital video recorder. Viewers can pause and rewind live television.

   Broadcasters have sued Aereo for copyright infringement, but Aereo has won key court rulings.
 

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