Mobile Broadcast TV, New Devices, Technology Demonstrations Highlight Mobile TV TechZone at 2013 International CES

  Mobile Broadcast TV, New Devices, Technology Demonstrations Highlight Mobile
  TV TechZone at 2013 International CES

2013 International CES

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- January 4, 2013

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. 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 research center from Korea:

  *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 showing the first tablet integrated with Dyle™
    mobile TV technology – the RCA 8” Mobile TV Android tablet. Dyle™ mobile
    TVwill 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 information.
  *The Mobile500 Alliance plans to showcase its MyDTV application for the
    iPad and iPhone 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, and DTVInteractive will
    demonstrate terrestrial broadcasts of 3D TV in the Mobile TV TechZone.

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.

Contact:

National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)
Dennis Wharton, 202-429-5350
or
for NAB
Anne Schelle, 443-857-0200
 
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