LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dyle™ mobile TV, presented by Mobile Content Venture (MCV), announced today that it will expand its service to three new markets: Baltimore, Jacksonville and Salt Lake City, with expansion of its channel lineup in New York with the launch of WCBS-TV (CBS). Dyle mobile TV is a consumer mobile service that brings live broadcast television, including local and national news, sports and entertainment programming to mobile devices at home or on-the-go. In addition to new markets, Dyle mobile TV is adding one new station group – Sinclair, which previously announced stations and markets – bringing the total number of broadcasters participating in Dyle to 18 and total markets to 39.
Participating station groups will provide registered Dyle mobile TV users with live, broadcast programming on mobile devices in their respective television markets. The stations will be implementing standards-based conditional access from Dyle for authentication in a TV Everywhere environment.
"In today's multi-screen environment, the notion that broadcasters should use a portion of their spectrum to transmit a live simulcast of their channel directly to viewers' mobile devices makes more sense now than ever before," said Paul McTear, CEO of Raycom Media, a member of the Pearl group. "Dyle satisfies our viewers' growing demand for TV anywhere, anytime, without tapping into their data plans."
Dyle mobile TV is operated by the Mobile Content Venture (MCV), a joint-venture of 12 major broadcast groups: Belo Corp., Cox Media Group, E.W. Scripps Co., Gannett Broadcasting, Hearst Television Inc., Media General Inc., Meredith Corp., Post-Newsweek Stations Inc. and Raycom Media, all of which are part of the standalone entity known as Pearl, LLC, as well as Fox, ION Television and NBC.
In addition to the 12 stations Sinclair announced last week, the following new stations also announce their plans to launch the Dyle mobile TV service in 2013:
- Baltimore – WBAL (NBC)
- Cleveland – WOIO (CBS)
- Dayton – WDTN (NBC)
- Greenville, SC – WSPA (CBS)
- Jacksonville – WTEV (CBS), WAWS (FOX), WTLV (NBC), and WJXT (Ind)
- Kansas City – KCTV (CBS)
- New York – WCBS (CBS)
- Portland – KOIN (CBS)
- St. Louis – KMOV (CBS)
- Tampa – WTSP (CBS)
"Expanding our station footprint in existing and new markets is critical to our success as we give more of the U.S. the ability to access live, local mobile TV on-the-go," said Erik Moreno and Salil Dalvi, co-General Managers of MCV. "With these additions, we will be able to offer our services across 70 percent of the top 50 markets. This positions Dyle strongly for 2013 and beyond, as we look to make live broadcast programming an accessible, cost-efficient and regular component of daily life."
With this announcement, Dyle mobile TV service will be available through 116 stations in 39 markets, reaching 57% percent of the U.S. population. These markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Dallas, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Boston, Houston, Detroit, Tampa, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Orlando, Portland, Cincinnati, Greenville SC, West Palm Beach, Birmingham, Knoxville, Miami, Las Vegas, Denver, St. Louis, Cleveland, Charlotte, Seattle, Raleigh, Kansas City, Columbus, Tulsa, Austin, Dayton, Montgomery, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Jacksonville and Salt Lake City.
About Dyle™ Mobile TV
Dyle™ mobile TV is offering consumers with an easy way to experience and enjoy live broadcast television on their mobile devices at home or on-the-go. The Dyle app and Dyle Mobile TV compatible apps enable live broadcast programming - such as local and national news, as well as sports and entertainment content, utilizing the ATSC-Mobile DTV standard, on mobile devices featuring Dyle. With several compatible devices and accessories, Dyle is now available in 39 US markets, potentially reaching 57 percent of the population, with plans to add additional network programming and hardware in the future. Dyle is operated by the Mobile Content Venture (MCV), a joint-venture of 12 major broadcast groups including Belo Corp., Cox Media Group, E.W. Scripps Co., Gannett Broadcasting, Hearst Television Inc., Media General Inc., Meredith Corp., Post-Newsweek Stations Inc. and Raycom Media, all of which are part of the standalone entity known as Pearl, LLC, as well as Fox, ION Television and NBC. For more information, visit www.dyle.tv.