The electronics maker will offer a back-seat entertainment system that will receive Mobile Content Venture’s Dyle moblie TV service.
Audiovox Electronics Corp., a supplier of after-market auto electronics, is backing broadcasters’ mobile DTV efforts by developing a back-seat entertainment system that will be able to receive Mobile Content Venture’s Dyle service, the parties announced today.
The Dyle service is now being broadcast by 90 stations in 35 markets reaching about 55% of the U.S. population.
MCV is a joint venture of 12 networks and station groups, including Fox, NBC, Ion, Belo, Cox, Scripps Co., Gannett, Hearst, Media General, Meredith, Post-Newsweek Stations and Raycom. Other participating broadcasters include Univision, Bahakel, Telemundo, ABC and CBS.
“With over 100 million cars on the road today, the automobile back seat represents a great new audience for live TV. We think this lays important groundwork for a new class of in-vehicle entertainment services,” said Salil Dalvi and Erik Moreno, co-general managers of MCV in a statement.“We are thrilled to partner with Audiovox and deliver the Dyle mobile TV experience to consumers in their cars.”
“Together with Dyle mobile TV, we are leading the way in delivering live broadcast television to consumers when they want it the most: on-the-go and on-the-road,” said Audiovox President Tom Malone. “As a leader in automotive entertainment, Audiovox is committed to providing the latest integrated technology for today’s consumers who seek a seamless entertainment experience in their vehicles.”
In August, MetroPCS introduce the first smartphone capable for receiving Dyle — The Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G.