TV-Over-Internet Service Hits Atlanta Next Month | Roland Martin Reports

TV-Over-Internet Service Hits Atlanta Next Month

Source: Anick Jesdanun / AP / Yahoo! News

NEW YORK – Aereo, the startup that offers live television broadcasts over the Internet starting at $8 a month, said it will start service in the Atlanta market on June 17, following an expansion toBoston on Wednesday.

Until this week, the service had been available only in the New York City area.

Aereo said Tuesday that it will offer 27 Atlanta-area broadcast channels, plus the Bloomberg TV cable channel. Service will be limited to residents of 55 counties in Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina. Those who had pre-registered will be able to start using Aereo on June 17. Others will be eligible a week later.

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. They can pause and rewind live television, just like using a DVR.

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