Dyle Mobile TV tech tour drops into Houston


by Doug Delony / KHOU 11 News


Posted on November 13, 2013 at 12:17 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 13 at 12:40 PM

HOUSTON – Houston was one stop on a 12-city national tour to showcase the Dyle Mobile TV service.

The tour stopped at the Ben's Beans coffee shop in downtown early Wednesday to demonstrate live TV on Audiovox mobiletv, the first mobile TV receiver designed to bring live TV to iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.

The event came just in time for the holiday season. Dyle spokesman Dan Bethlahmy said the new Audiovox unit is priced at $129.99, but it will drop to $99 for the holidays. You can buy it at select retailers like Radio Shack and Amazon.

There's no monthly service fee to watch the live TV. Once you purchase the device and download the free app to your tablet or phone, no other costs are involved.

“We are excited to showcase the mobile TV technology that allows consumers to turn their smartphones and tablets into portable televisions without requiring 3G/4G connectivity, Internet connectivity or impacting data plans,” said Erik Moreno, co-general manager, Mobile Content Venture.

“The addition of the Audiovox mobiletv receiver allows a broader audience to enjoy local news coverage while on-the-go, and we are thrilled to demonstrate the ease and convenience of this device,” added Salil Dalvi, co-general manager.

With no need for a data plan or Internet connection, the compact wireless unit fits right into your pocket, can be taken anywhere, and can be moved around indoors to find a location with the best reception or can be used for rear-seat in car entertainment. In addition, Dyle mobile TV delivers live broadcast without tapping into users’ data plans.

Dyle mobile TV service requires the download of the free Dyle® Mobile TV App by Siano, available on Google Play and the App Store.

Coverage varies in participating markets, not all stations are available in all markets. NBC, FOX, CBS, and Telemundo are available in Houston.

For more information, visit www.dyle.tv and follow on Twitter and Facebook.

Disclosure: Belo, the parent company of KHOU 11, has an interest in the Dyle Mobile TV service.