Beginning next month, New Hampshire residents will be able to watch broadcast television on their digital devices, thanks to a controversial new service called Aereo, which is now expanding to Boston and beyond.
A subscription costs a dollar a day, or 8 dollars per month, and will be available in Belknap, Cheshire, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham and Strafford counties beginning May 15th. Those who have not subscribed already can do so beginning May 30th.
The online TV service allows viewers to watch 28 broadcast channels online, from the major networks to PBS kids to Telemundo. Virginia Lam, VP of Communications at Aereo, says it works like this:
Each individual consumer is assigned an individual antenna and individual DVR, where you, using the internet, can access and watch television.
The antennas are located in Aereo’s data center in Boston.
Boston is Aereo’s second location as the company expands nationally. After the company launched in New York City last year, it faced lawsuits from major broadcasters. However, on April 1st, a federal appeals court upheld a previous ruling, in Aereo’s favor.