It is interesting that, in order to expand its distribution, the web TV startup Aereo backed by media mogul Barry Diller, is reportedly discussing partnerships with major pay-TV distributors and Internet service providers, including AT&T Inc and Dish Network Corp, according to the Wall Street Journal. I can’t wait! Hurry up!
Aereo, innovative broadcast TV streaming service, streams the main free-to-air TV channels over the internet to a set-top box, for a monthly fee. Talks between Aereo and telecom operators haven’t yet yielded any agreements.
People familiar with the talks between Aereo and AT&T told the Wall Street Journal that a possible partnership would pair the upstart’s video service with broadband or wireless data subscriptions. The talks with Dish were reportedly about bringing lower priced TV packages to younger viewers via the Internet.
The company received $38 million in new funding in January, announced a plan to reach 22 new cities in 2013: Boston, Miami, Austin, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Detroit, Denver, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Tampa, Cleveland, Kansas City, Raleigh-Durham, Salt Lake City, Birmingham, Providence, and Madison, Wis.DON’T MISS: Hit List
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