Aereo to motor into Detroit on October 28

The upstart cloud TV service, a thorn in the side of broadcast networks, continues its cross-country expansion

Aereo is on its way to another major metropolitan area.

The upstart service, which provides cloud-based broadcast TV service to consumers for a starting price of $8 per month, is heading to Detroit on October 28. The offering will be available across nine counties around the Motor City.

Aereo has ambitious plans to land in 22 cities this year, building out from its initial turf in New York. So far, it's also reached Boston, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Miami, Houston, and Dallas, while its arrival in Chicago ran into a delay.

This month, the company also is releasing an Android app .

Meanwhile, Aereo has been engaged in courtroom skirmishes with major broadcast networks including NBC, ABC, Fox, and CBS (the parent of CNET).

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Don Reisinger is a technology columnist who has covered everything from HDTVs to computers to Flowbee Haircut Systems. Besides his work with CNET, Don's work has been featured in a variety of other publications including PC World and a host of Ziff-Davis publications.

 

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