17 More Stations to Participate in Upcoming Dyle™ Mobile TV Launch

Monday, April 16th, 2012 

Seven Broadcast Networks Will Participate in the Dyle Consumer Launch; New Launch Markets Include Austin, Boston and Dayton

LAS VEGAS, NV — Dyle™ mobile TV, presented by Mobile Content Venture (MCV), announced today that additional television stations from Belo, Cox Media Group, Fox, Gannett Broadcasting, ION, Post-Newsweek, Meredith, Raycom, CBS Television and LIN Media will join the network of broadcasters delivering content to Dyle™ mobile TV, bringing the total number of broadcast networks participating in Dyle to seven and total launch markets to 35. Dyle is the consumer service that brings live broadcast television, including local and national news, sports and entertainment programming to mobile devices at home or on-the-go.

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.

Station groups that are participating in the Dyle launch will enable registered Dyle users to watch live broadcasts on mobile devices in their respective television markets. Some stations participating in the launch will be implementing standards-based conditional access that will be fully compatible with MCV’s Dyle application. In addition, all content that is broadcast by stations without encryption will be picked up and displayed by devices featuring Dyle at launch.

New markets featuring Dyle mobile TV will include:

  • Austin – LIN Media’s NBC affiliate (KXAN) will join Fox’s Owned & Operated station (KTBC)
  • Boston – Fox’s Owned & Operated station (WFXT) will join ION’s Owned & Operated (WBPX)
  • Dayton – Cox’s CBS affiliate (WHIO)

New stations featuring Dyle mobile TV will include:

  • CBS Owned & Operated stations in the Dallas (KTVT) and Miami (WFOR) markets
  • CBS affiliates in the Houston (Belo – KHOU), Seattle (Cox – KIRO), DC (Gannett – WUSA), Orlando (Post News – WKMG), Atlanta (Meredith – WGCI), Phoenix (Mededith – KPHO) and Charlotte (Raycom – WBTV) markets
  • ABC affiliates in the Dallas (Belo’s WFAA) and Orlando (Cox’s WFTV) markets
  • Independent (KCAL) in Los Angeles

CBS and LIN Media are two new station groups joining more than 74 previously-announced U.S. stations owned by Pearl LLC members (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, Telemundo, and NBC, to enable their stations to transmit a mobile broadcast signal.

“It is exciting to see the growing support from leading broadcasting groups — like CBS, and LIN — in making content available to millions of viewers who want to enjoy live broadcast TV from their mobile devices while on-the-go,” said Salil Dalvi and Erik Moreno, co-General Managers of MCV. “The addition of these stations to our network brings even more momentum to our efforts. As an industry, we have all 7 major commercial networks participating in the Dyle launch. We look forward to growing and expanding the Dyle mobile TV national footprint, strengthening our offering in anticipation of our consumer launch later this year.”

“At LIN Media, we are always trying to find innovative ways to deliver a unique media experience to our viewers in local markets across multiple platforms,” said Vincent L. Sadusky, President and Chief Executive Officer, LIN Media. “We are excited to be a part of this effort to bring live broadcast TV to smartphones and tablets.”

In 2012, MCV will offer its Dyle Mobile TV service through more than 90 stations in 35 markets, reaching 55 percent of the U.S. population. The 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, West Palm Beach, Birmingham, Knoxville, Miami, Las Vegas, Denver, St. Louis, Cleveland, Charlotte, Seattle, Raleigh, Kansas City, Columbus, Tulsa, Austin, Dayton and Montgomery.