Aereo expands to New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania

Aereo said Monday that it has expanded its Internet video platform to parts of New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

The company, which began selling access to 20 local TV stations to users in New York City last March, said its product is now available to about 19 million people in 29 counties, including the New York suburbs. It offers pricing packages that range from $1 for a daily pass to $80 annually, which includes the ability to store programming on a cloud-based DVR.

Aereo announced last month that it would expand its HTML5-based service to 22 cities this year, including Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. It is also defending itself against lawsuits that have been filed by broadcasters that allege Aereo is violating copyright laws by using arrays of dime-sized antennas to capture free over-the-air programming and transmit it to viewers using laptops, smartphones and tablet computers.

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