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Aereo Launching In Detroit Oct. 28

Will Be Its Eighth Market, With More To Come 10/18/2013 9:54 AM Eastern

Fresh off its latest court victory, and with backer Barry Diller a newly-minted Giant of Broadcasting, Aereo announced Friday that it will launch in Detroit October 28.

Nine counties in the state will have access to Aereo's online over the air TV service and DVR functionality on computers and a host of mobile devices, including the just-announced Android availability.

Aereo is currently available in seven markets, not counting Detroit, with plans to expand to over a dozen more in the coming months.

Broadcasters have sued Aereo for alleged copyright violations--it does not compensate broadcasters--while Aereo says it is just providing remote, private, access to free TV signals.

A Massachusetts Federal district court this week joined a similar New York court and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in refusing to enjoin Aereo from operating the service while those and other district courts adjudicate the underlying case in various broadcaster challenges.

 

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