|[January 04, 2013]
Mobile Broadcast TV, New Devices, Technology Demonstrations Highlight Mobile TV TechZone at 2013 International CES
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--
The latest developments in live mobile broadcasting, which brings
popular TV shows to mobile devices, will be highlighted next week in the
Mobile TV TechZone (Central Hall 14340) of the International CES (News - Alert).
Consumer demand for live, on-the-go TV content is driving new products
and services coming from broadcasters and device manufacturers, many of
which will be on display at CES.
With more than 130 local broadcasters now on-air, Mobile TV is both a
growing service in more than three dozen broadcast markets nationwide
and a platform to demonstrate future capabilities in mobile emergency
alerts and 3D broadcasting. The chief advantage of Mobile TV is its use
of over-the-air broadcast signals, which are ideal for delivering video.
Wireless cell phone networks, on the other hand, are susceptible to
congestion and users subject to costly data charges, particularly when
accessing video content.
The 2013 Mobile TV TechZone at CES will include new products and
demonstrations from Mobile Content Venture (MCV), the Mobile Emergency
Alert System, the Mobile500 Alliance, and the ETRI (News - Alert) research center from
Building on its earlier introduction of the Samsung Lightray
smartphone and Elgato Apple iOS adapter compatible with Dyle™ mobile
TV, the Mobile Content Venture will be shwing the first tablet
integrated with Dyle™ mobile TV technology - the RCA 8" Mobile TV
Android (News - Alert) tablet. Dyle™ mobile TV will also announce that Rentrak has
been selected to provide the first-ever, mobile-broadcast TV
measurement for local markets. Lastly, ESCORT Inc., will also announce
plans to expand its Dyle™ mobile TV service to Android tablets and
smartphones in 2013.
Mobile TV is an ideal method to keep viewers informed during
emergencies, and the Mobile Emergency Alert System will demonstrate
how consumers can avoid cell phone congestion by tuning to Mobile
Digital TV broadcasts for video, audio, photos, maps, and other vital
The Mobile500 Alliance plans to showcase its MyDTV application for the
iPad and iPhone (News - Alert) demonstrating enhanced functionality at CES in
2013. The MyDTV application, which the Mobile500 Alliance first
introduced at CES in 2012, will continue to offer live television
recording, fully integrated social media, audience measurement and
interactive advertising. The Mobile500 Alliance is made up of over 400
television stations from around the nation, all with the common goal
of bringing broadcast television to consumers on their mobile devices.
Mobile TV could also serve as a method for broadcasters to distribute
3D TV signals, with both stereoscopic signals sent through a single
radiofrequency channel -- with one "eye" using the standard ATSC
stream and the second "eye" transmitted using the Mobile TV stream.
Korean research institute ETRI, LG Electronics (News - Alert), and DTVInteractive
will demonstrate terrestrial broadcasts of 3D TV in the Mobile TV
About NAB: The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier
advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and
television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs.
Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to
best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new
opportunities in the digital age. Learn more about NAB at www.nab.org
and Mobile TV at www.nab.org/mobileTV.
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