MetroPCS announces Dyle Mobile TV service, meets smartphone with live television
While the nation's biggest carriers are bragging with their super fast wireless broadband networks and wide selections of hot, shiny smartphones, MetroPCS will be luring new customers and keeping existing ones with a neat feature that is about to go live later this year. The carrier just announced its partnership with the Mobile Content Venture in offering live broadcast television to its subscribers.
Dyle Mobile TV and will be accessible via a dedicated Dyle application. Not all devices will have access to it, however, as the content will be broadcast using the ATSC-Mobile standard. Samsung will be the manufacturer that will deliver the first Dyle-enabled smartphone, and even though we don't know much details about the actual device itself, the carrier is reassuring us that it will be a “premium” Android handset.The service will be known as
As far as content is concerned, the names of 15 major broadcast groups are being mentioned, including Pearl LLC, FOX, ION Television, Bahakel, Univision, Telemundo and NBC. Once the service goes live, it is expected to blanket 32 markets throughout the country covering about half of the nation's population. The first Samsung smartphones with Dyle will be launched later in 2012 and will be available in:
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Boston, Massachusetts
- Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
- Detroit, Michigan
- Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, and Tampa, Florida
- Las Vegas, Nevada
- Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento, California
- New York City, New York
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
MetroPCS will demonstrate the Dyle Mobile TV service at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week, so in case if you are interested, make sure you keep track of our CES 2012 coverage.