Consumer electronics solutions and accessories Elgato and Dyle mobile TV, a live broadcast service from the US’s Mobile Content Venture (MCV), have confirmed that Elgato’s EyeTV Mobile TV accessory and its EyeTV application will be certified as Dyle-enabled
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 utilises 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 per cent of the US 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, who confirmed the solution would be brought to market in 2012.