Wednesday, January 4, 2012

MetroPCS Set To Launch Live TV Service Later This Year

MetroPCS today announced that it has partnered with Mobile Content Ventures in order to launch a live, local broadcast television service on MetroPCS mobile phones later this year. The service, called Dyle Mobile TV, will provide live TV content from 15 major broadcast groups, such as Cox, Gannett, Hearst, FOX, NBC, Univision, Telemundo, and others. MetroPCS expects the service to offer more than 72 stations in 32 markets covering more than 50% of the U.S. population. Samsung will provide the first device capable of accessing this service, which will be an Android smartphone equipped with ATSC-Mobile technology. The exact model hasn't been named or priced. The service will launch first in major markets such as New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Las Vegas, Boston, Miami, Philadelphia, Detroit, Atlanta, among others. MetroPCS didn't say when the Dyle mobile TV service will launch, nor how much it will cost.

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