NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ESCORT Inc., and Dyle™ Mobile Content Venture (MCV), today announced the availability of a new device with Dyle mobile TV technology, the ESCORT MobileTV™ accessory for iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch devices. This new mobile TV compatible receiver will give consumers access to live, local broadcast television on their IOS devices via the iDTV app, currently available in the Apple App Store.
“ESCORT is pleased to be working with Dyle mobile TV to provide a unique viewing experience enabling our consumers to watch a wide range of TV without requiring WiFi or tapping into their wireless data plans,” said John Larson, CEO of ESCORT. “MobileTV is one more example in a line of many where ESCORT continues to help our customers drive smarter.”
“We are excited to provide live television on-the-go to a wider audience of iOS users,” said Salil Dalvi and Erik Moreno, co-General Managers of MCV. “In addition to ESCORT, we are looking forward to building on our relationships to introduce more consumers to the Dyle technology.”
The ESCORT MobileTV includes an ATSC-Mobile tuner and a built-in rechargeable battery and works with Dyle to deliver live entertainment, sports and breaking news from supported stations around the United States. Users can access more than 90 stations in 35 markets, reaching approximately 55 percent of the U.S. population.
ESCORT MobileTV utilizes the “iDTV USA” app from the Apple App Store. After downloading this app, ESCORT MobileTV will automatically select the location of the user through the location services on the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. If the location services feature is disabled on the device, the user can still manually select its location before performing an automatic scan to find mobile TV channels available in the user’s area.
The ESCORT MobileTV receiver is used with a free download of the iDTV USA app. The receiver is compatible with iPhone 4S: iOS 5.1 (or later), iPod Touch 4th/ iPad2 / iPad1: iOS 4.3.3 (or later), iPad (3rd generation): iOS 5.1 or later, iPod touch (5th generation), iPhone 5, iPad (4th generation) and iPad mini optional Lighting to 30-pin adapter (sold separately).
Pricing & Availability
The ESCORT MobileTV receiver introductory price is $99.95 and is available at Amazon.com and Escortinc.com.
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. 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.
About ESCORT Inc.
ESCORT Inc. is the leading manufacturer of high-performance radar and laser detectors, the patented ESCORT Live™ real-time ticket protection network, ESCORT MobileTV™, Guardian Alert reverse obstacle detection systems, Entourage GPS-enabled navigation and tracking products, ESCORT QuickStart™ and other Drive Smarter products. ESCORT manufactures products under the ESCORT, PASSPORT, REDLINE, SOLO, Pro and BELTRONICS brands. The company is headquartered in West Chester, Ohio, with its principal manufacturing facility located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.