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Samsung Lightray Bringing Dyle TV To MetroPCS

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Aug 1, 2012, 7:31 PM   by Rich Brome

Phone Scoop has confirmed that MetroPCS is prepping to offer the Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G with Dyle mobile local broadcast TV. Dyle is working with local affiliates of major networks to offer local network TV on phones. The service is direct broadcast, not streaming over data networks. The Galaxy S Lightray 4G is an Android 2.3 phone similar to the Droid Charge. It has 4G LTE, an 8-megapixel main camera, front camera, and extendable antenna for Dyle reception. MetroPCS plans to offer Dyle service for free through the end of the year, but may start charging in 2013. The group behind Dyle is Mobile Content Venture (MCV), which includes NBC and Fox. Dyle uses ATSC-M/H, a special mobile variant of the same technology used for over the air digital TV broadcasts. MCV previewed Dyle at CES in January, where it detailed plans to launch with 33 markets, with at least two channels per market, for 70 total stations.

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