Telecom Lead America: Dyle mobile TV service has appointed Rajan Mehta as chief technology officer (CTO).
Mehta will be responsible for technical operations for Dyle mobile TV, working with Salil Dalvi and Erik Moreno, co-general managers of the joint venture.
Dyle mobile TV is owned by Mobile Content Venture (MCV), a joint venture consisting of 12 major broadcast groups.
Mehta will oversee Dyle mobile TV’s management responsibilities for content distribution, network operations and in-market signal coverage.
Moreover, he will also lead product design, application development, conditional access, digital rights management and consumer device deployment of Dyle. Mehta has led the technical operations for Dyle since the joint venture was created in 2010, following his contributions to the development of the ATSC-Mobile technical standard from 2006 through 2009.
“With the consumer launch of Dyle mobile TV, we are excited to name Rajan as CTO, as he has already established a track record of success in the initial development and execution of the Dyle technology,” said Dalvi and Moreno.
Rajan’s experience in digital media and the broadcast space makes him an ideal member of the Dyle team to drive our current and future technology roadmap.
In addition to his CTO role with Dyle, Mehta will remain in his current position of executive director of Advanced Technology at NBCUniversal, where he provides strategic direction for NBCUniversal Television networks and broadcast stations on new media products and upcoming technology trends.
In addition, he drives technology-related policy initiatives for the company and is an active participant in a number of industry standards and trade associations.
Previously, Mehta held technology positions for NBCUniversal, NBC Sports and NBC 2008 Summer Olympics.
Dyle application enables live broadcast programming — such as local and national news, as well as sports and entertainment content, utilizing the ATSC mobile DTV standard, on mobile devices featuring Dyle.
With compatible devices launching in 2012, Dyle will be available in 35 US markets, reaching 55 percent of the population, and will add additional network programming and hardware in the future.