The Mobile Content Venture has announced that 17 additional television stations from Belo, Cox Media Group, Fox, Gannett Broadcasting, ION, Post-Newsweek, Meredith, Raycom, CBS Television and LIN Media will join broadcasters planning to launch the Dyle mobile TV broadcast service.
The expansion will add in three new markets -- Austin, Boston and Dayton -- where the service will be launched and bring in two new station groups, CBS and LIN Media.
No specific launch date has been announced for the MVC-backed Dyle mobile TV service later this year, but it will offer live broadcasts of local and national news, sports and entertainment programming to mobile devices. Seven networks will be participating in the launch.
Overall, the backers are expecting that the Dyle Mobile TV service will be launched on more than 90 stations in 35 markets, reaching 55 percent of the U.S. population in 2012.