Rajan Mehta, who has headed technical operations for Dyle mobile TV since its creation in 2010, has been named chief technology officer. The joint venture which operates Dyle, Mobile Content Venture, is owned by a dozen broadcast groups.
Mobile Content Venture (MCV), the joint venture of 12 major broadcast groups which operates the Dyle mobile TV service, has named Rajan Mehta its Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
Mehta will oversee Dyle mobile TV’s management responsibilities for content distribution, network operations and in-market signal coverage. He will also lead product design, application development, conditional access, digital rights management and consumer device deployment of Dyle.
Mehta has led the technical operations for Dyle since the joint venture was created in 2010, following his contributions to the development of the ATSC-Mobile technical
standard from 2006 through 2009. As CTO he will lead the technical operations for Dyle mobile TV, working with Salil Dalvi and Erik Moreno, co-general managers of the joint venture.
In addition to his CTO role with Dyle, Mehta will remain in his current position of executive director of advanced technology at NBCUniversal, where he provides strategic direction for NBCUniversal Television networks and broadcast stations on new media products and upcoming technology trends. In addition, the announcement from MCV notes, he drives technology-related policy initiatives for the company and is an active participant in a number of industry standards and trade associations.
Previously, Mehta held technology positions for NBCUniversal, NBC Sports and NBC 2008 Summer Olympics. He was part of the team that received an Emmy Award in 2008 for “Outstanding New Approaches in Sports Broadcasting,” for his work with NBC Olympics.
Dyle mobile TV is operated by the MCV, whose joint-venture members include Belo Corp., Cox Media Group, E.W. Scripps Co., Gannett Broadcasting, HearstTelevision Inc., Media General Inc., Meredith Corp., Post-Newsweek StationsInc. and Raycom Media, all of which are part of the standalone entity known as Pearl, LLC, as well as Fox, ION Television and NBC.