CES 2013: ESCORT launches mobile DTV tuner
Michelle Clancy | 11-01-2013
ESCORT Inc has teamed up with mobile DTV specialist Siano to debut the ESCORT MobileTV Digital Television receiver for watching TV on-the-go through live over-the-air local station broadcasts — compatible with Apple devices.
ESCORT MobileTV is a miniature digital TV receiver includes an ATSC-mobile tuner and a built-in rechargeable battery. It can connect to iPhone 4S and below, the iPod touch and iPad.
Available without a subscription fee, ESCORT MobileTV gives consumers access to live, local broadcast television across more than 90 stations in 35 markets, reaching up to 55% of the nation's population. Users can watch live entertainment, sports and breaking news without the need to tap into wireless data plans, avoiding 3G/4G, Wi-Fi or data plan requirements and costs.
The underlying technology is the same as the Dyle initiative, which operates on a paid subscription model.