CHICAGO — Aereo, a TV-viewing service that bypasses in-home antennas and streams live local programming to computers, is coming to Chicago on Sept. 13.
For $8 or $12 a month, Chicagoans will also be able to store 20 or 60 hours of television on a DVR that could be accessed by computers, smartphones and television alike.
"The purpose is to serve people who don't feel like paying for a bunch of channels they don't want to pay for," Aereo CEO and Founder Chet Kanojia said.
Channels are limited to local broadcast stations, so people can't DVR the latest happenings of Don Draper and other cable television icons on the cheap.
But shows like "Scandal" on ABC and "Downton Abbey" on WTTW and WYCC are fair game. Had it happened, Game 7 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals on NBC would have been available as well.
Chicago will be the third city in the country to get the service, after New York and Boston.
Those interested can preregister on Aereo's website.