PLAYA VISTA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Belkin, creator of people-inspired technology products, today announced the availability of its receiver accessory for Dyle™ mobile TV which enables live broadcast television content on an Apple iPhone or iPad. Paired with the Dyle™ TV app, the new Dyle mobile TV receiver makes live broadcast television available, without an Internet connection, to the millions of iOS device users in 37 major markets across the country.
“While mobile broadcast technology has been around for a while, the Belkin receiver accessory with Dyle mobile TV enables consumers to receive local broadcast television on a device they already own,” said Nate Kraft, director of product management at Belkin. “It’s plug-and-play simplicity, with no wireless data limits or the need for Wi-Fi. Consumers can enjoy live TV anywhere—from the waiting room to the bus stop.”
Weighing less than six ounces and less than half the size of a deck of cards, the Belkin receiver with Dyle mobile TV is a compact and portable accessory that easily fits into a pocket or small purse. To enable, simply plug the accessory into the iPhone or iPad’s 30-pin connector, extend the flexible titanium antenna for maximum reception coverage and launch the Dyle TV app, currently available for free in the App Store. The Dyle TV app features an easy-to-navigate channel guide that shows the user which local stations are available in each market for users to watch live, local television. Channel availability will vary by location; for more information, please see the Dyle service map at: http://www.dyle.tv/coverage-map/.
“The Belkin accessory, in combination with the Dyle app, turns the large existing base of iOS smartphone and tablet devices in the market today into portable TVs,” said Salil Dalvi and Erik Moreno, co-general managers of MCV. “We have worked hard to amass a large coalition of broadcasting partners to offer live programming that consumers want. It’s an exciting development in the progress of mobile TV as we continue to give consumers choice across various mobile devices and platforms.”
Dyle Mobile TV Receiver (F5L110):
- Access to live, local broadcast TV on your iPad or iPhone
- No Wi-Fi or mobile data plan required to watch live TV
- Dyle mobile TV service that broadcasts using the ATSC-M/H standard
- Extendable titanium antenna for better signal quality
- Compatibility with iPhone 4/4s, iPad, iPad 2 and iPad 3rd Generation
- 30-pin connector pass-through micro USB port allows for charging of iOS devices while content is playing (charger and USB cable sold separately)
- Neoprene carrying case
Pricing and Availability
The Dyle mobile TV receiver (F5L110) retails for $129.99 and will be available today at Belkin.com and for pre-order on Amazon.com, and comes with a neoprene carrying case. Dyle mobile TV services are available immediately without a subscription fee, which is subject to change at any time (coverage varies in participating markets, not all stations are available in all markets). For more information on Dyle service availability, please visit www.dyle.tv.
About Belkin International, Inc.
At Belkin, we make people-inspired products. With more than 200 patents, Belkin invents products that harness the power of technology to enrich people’s lives. From wireless home networking and entertainment, to mobile accessories, energy management, and a broad USB and cable mix, Belkin products connect the dots between people and the experiences they love. Belkin also provides public and private sector organizations with high-quality security, infrastructure, energy, and server-room solutions. A privately held company founded in 1983, Belkin has more than 1,200 employees in 21 countries. Headquartered in Playa Vista, California, Belkin can also be found on the Web at Belkin.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/belkin, and on Twitter at Twitter.com/belkin.
About Dyle TV
Dyle™ mobile TV is offering consumers an easy way to experience and enjoy live broadcast television on their mobile devices at home or on-the-go. The Dyle app and Dyle Mobile TV compatible apps enable 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 several compatible devices and accessories, Dyle is now available in 37 US markets, potentially reaching 57 percent of the population, with plans to 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.
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