The television industry developed a number of initiatives in order to improve the accessibility of mobile TV. The ubiquity and the growing use of mobile devices represent a significant opportunity for television. One of the major challenges it face is to transform the smartphones and tablets into the mobile television stations. The stated aim is to enhance the delivery infrastructure of these devices by offering a better and easier access to TV channels and thus boost their consumption on mobile. The start-up Aereo has hit the headlines by allowing New York to pick up the TV signal over the Internet, live on their mobile devices. Read Aereo Scores Legal Victory, Stations Search for Their Own Mobile TV Magic. Aereo picks up television signals through antennas stored in dedicated parks, then broadcasts the signal via the Internet on mobile subscribers. Dyle TV and Mobile500 go a step further, developing antennas that plug directly into the phone. This allows you to watch TV on your phone without using its Internet package.
Antennas that can watch TV anywhere on your mobile
Dyle TV and Mobile500, who developed the two antennas are two consortiums of television. (Dyle, Mobile500 Merger Talks Continue At ATSC Meeting) Their products are similar, and are in the form of a small box equipped with a visible antenna that plugs into the cellphone. Available on iPhones, iPads or Samsung Galaxy 4, Dyle TV represents a large number of channels including NBC and Fox. The application is available in many cities in the United States, including New York, San Francisco or Houston. Dyle has the advantage to offer its users access to national and local channels. MyDTV is currently being tested in Seattle and offers local channels. Both applications also allow viewers to record shows they have missed. With MyDTV for example, they not only have the opportunity to watch free TV in the Seattle Metro, but they can also save their favorite through the channels available on the mobile application programming.
That could change the way we consume mobile TV
The first advantage displayed by the two companies is to allow the user to watch TV on their mobile freely without affecting the mobile package. Indeed, video, and even more of a relatively long program of live television, is time-consuming in terms of data. In addition, the new signal is more efficient than a conventional mobile connection malfunctioning in a moving car for example. This type of antenna is a significant opportunity in terms of traffic by allowing a large number of people watching television at the same time in the same place, without affecting the mobile network. This initiative is driven by a consortium of television channels, which carry the considerable challenge posed by the consumption of TV content on mobile. The next step is certainly Mobile500 according to integrate these small devices even within mobile devices.