Aereo to deliver 20 broadcast channels, DVR to New Yorkers with iPad, Kindle Fire, mobile phones | TV Everywhere | Scoop.it

Aereo plans to launch a technology platform on March 14 which will allow New York City residents to watch and record programming from 20 broadcast networks on PCs, tablets and mobile phones, including Apple's (Nasdaq: AAPL) iPad and Amazon's (Nasdaq: AMZN) Kindle Fire.  Aereo is also compatible with Roku and Apple TV, and may appeal to cable cord-cutters that could use those Internet video set-tops to watch live TV channels.  Formerly known as Bamboom, Aereo was founded by advanced advertising and cable technology whiz Chet Kanojia, who sold Navic Networks to Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) in 2008. Navic developed targeted advertising technology that it licensed to Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), Charter Communications (Nasdaq: CHTR), Cox Communications and other cable MSOs. According to an invitation Aereo sent to reporters, Kanojia plans to detail Aereo's strategy at a press conference Tuesday morning that will feature IAC chairman Barry Diller, who is expected to announce that he backing Aereo.  Targeting "urban mobile" consumers who may want to cut the cord on pay TV subscriptions, Aereo has developed TV antennas that are smaller than a fingernail, and will link hundreds of thousands of the antennas at data centers to storage devices and Web servers that can deliver video that is converted to HTML5 to viewers in New York. Aereo will also incorporate social TV viewing...