Consumers with the Elgato EyeTV accessory will be able to enjoy live news, sports, and entertainment programming on their smartphones and tablets on-the-go through Dyle mobile TV.
June 18, 2012
EyeTV users will be able to watch encrypted, live TV broadcasts from Dyle partner stations along with unencrypted mobile TV from other broadcasters. Elgato's accessory utilizes the broadcast industry standard technology of ATSC-Mobile.
Dyle mobile TV is the consumer-facing brand launched by MCV to deliver live mobile television content from 18 major broadcast groups including Pearl LLC (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) as well as Fox, ION Television, Univision, Bahakel, LIN, Telemundo, ABC, CBS and NBC.
Consumers with the Elgato EyeTV accessory will be able to enjoy live news, sports, and entertainment programming on their smartphones and tablets on-the-go through Dyle mobile TV. At launch, content for Dyle enabled devices will be available from more than 90 stations in 35 markets, reaching approximately 55 percent of the U.S. population.
"We are committed to building an open ecosystem of multiple devices and applications that can receive and view mobile TV. With the Dyle sticker on the box, consumers will now know that EyeTV can watch live broadcasts from our partners such as NBC and Fox," said Salil Dalvi and Erik Moreno, co-General Managers of MCV. "The addition of this accessory supports our goal of providing consumers with a broad selection of devices that support Dyle and helps extend live TV viewing outside of the living room."
"At Elgato, we have successfully deployed mobile TV hardware and software in international markets, and we are eager to apply our expertise to the significant opportunity we see in the US market," said Markus Fest, CEO of Elgato. "We look forward to working with Dyle mobile TV to bring our solution to market in 2012."
About Dyle™ Mobile TV
Dyle™ Mobile TV is offering consumers a new, easy way to experience and enjoy live broadcast television on their mobile devices at home or on-the-go. Available at no additional cost through 2012, the Dyle application enables 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 compatible devices launching in 2012, Dyle will be available in 35 US markets, potentially reaching 55 percent of the population, and will 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.
Elgato offers industry-leading TV and video solutions for the Mac, PC, iPhone and iPad. With an extensive selection of TV tuners and its award-winning EyeTV software, Elgato offers a complete range of solutions to watch and record TV and HDTV. Elgato's video products enable high-quality video recording and conversion for consumers and professionals alike. Furthermore, Elgato offers the world's first truly portable high-speed drive featuring Thunderbolt technology. Elgato is privately held with offices in Munich, Germany and San Francisco, California.