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MetroPCS to Launch Live TV Service Later this Year

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Jan 4, 2012, 9:35 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

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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bobbyserrano2010

Jan 4, 2012, 6:39 PM

So DUMB

instead on working on their slow network they launch things that are most likely gonna be slow on their phones instead of moving foward they move backwards never fails thats why i left their company sucks!!!!
Metro has a target audience and this probably is a desireable feature for them.
Their target audience is high density metropolitan areas of people who do not travel.
Streaming music and video is very attractive to their customer base.
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acdc1a

Jan 4, 2012, 10:13 AM

More Reasons To Consider

With a reasonably fast LTE network and roaming agreements that cover over 90% of the US population people should really start to consider the money they're pouring down the drain at the major carriers. For me the math is simple. Metro works well in Metro markets and roaming coverage is acceptable. Figure in that with taxes and fees my $50 plan would cost $115 at any other carrier, that's $780 in my pocket every year. The best part? If I want to leave I just port my number and go.
acdc1a said:
With a reasonably fast LTE network and roaming agreements that cover over 90% of the US population people should really start to consider the money they're pouring down the drain at the major carriers. For me the math
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kingstu

Jan 4, 2012, 4:53 PM

Live TV not using 3G

This implementation doesn't require 3G or 2G or any data at all. They are simply integrating a mobile tv receiver in their handset. Stand alone mobile tv receivers should also be able to access Dyle. I hope more device manufactures offer this option.
We should know more in the coming week or so during CES, but hopefully there will be a lot of ATSC-Mobile announcements.
 
 
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