Motive Television PLC
(“Motive” or the “Company”)
Tablet TV Update
Moving toward launches in United States and United Kingdom in 2014
London 18 September 2014: Motive Television plc today provides an update on the progress of its Tablet TV projects in the US and the UK. Both projects are currently in the process of updating and improving the user interface, and completing testing. If these proceed in line with management’s expectations, both projects will be launched commercially by Christmas.
In the United States, Tablet TV is planned to be available to the public in San Francisco by Christmas with a rollout in 2015. Technical Beta Testing is underway in San Francisco with users trying out the functionality in different environments and various parts of the city. Following a user interface upgrade planned at the end of September, the Beta Test will be expanded and will focus on the user experience. Starting in October, focus groups of users, carried out in association with the Frank Magid Associates research organisation, will provide important feedback to improve the Tablet TV experience. In parallel, the San Francisco-based launch team is completing supply chain and distribution arrangements.
There has been growing interest in Tablet TV in the United States since the front page article in the San Francisco Chronicle on 24 August 2014 and tablet owners will be registering on the Tablet Television website to be among the first to buy the product.
Tablet TV UK was demonstrated to numerous broadcasters at last week’s IBC Trade Show, where Motive won the Best Mobile Technology or Service award, and will enter a Beta Test with UK users in early October. During October distribution arrangements will be completed and final testing and approval. The Tablet TV UK website will allow tablet owners to register their interest.
Leonard M Fertig, CEO of Motive Television plc, commented, “Tablet TV has been a challenging and complex project for the Company and our partners and it is very exciting to see the launch of our first TTV services in sight. We are confident, supported by solid research, that Tablet TV will be a popular product for Motive in these two markets and expanding worldwide. There is global interest among broadcasters in our technology and concept and if Tablet TV proves successful in San Francisco and the UK it could be extraordinarily valuable to Motive in years to come.”
Motive Television provides broadcasters and pay television operators with enabling technology that provides opportunities to deliver highly valued services to viewers that generate additional income and retain existing subscribers, comprising:
Today’s television viewers are demanding the ability to watch whatever they want when they want it on any screen, and Motive’s Content Express™ makes that possible without having to build new networks. Content Express™ software provides secure delivery and management of non-linear digital content across any type of broadcast network to any consumer-facing screen or device. Motive has deployed it in both single and hybrid distribution systems that combine broadband access with traditional distribution for an optimal solution.
Motive’s Content Express™ solutions platform provides a one-stop shop for digital terrestrial broadcasters, satellite, DTT cable pay television platforms, and Internet OTT content providers to offer new services including: Video on Demand (VOD and SVOD), Catch-up television, Tablet Television, Targeted advertising for VOD, Mocast for 4G LTE, Virtual channels and Video2Go.
With a proprietary app and T-Pod antenna-tuner, tablet owners around the globe can watch and record all the programming currently broadcast over digital terrestrial channels. Additionally, Tablet TV subscribers have the ability to download a selection of video-on-demand movies and programmes without the need for Internet access and, when they are connected, use integrated social networking and access anything available over the Internet.
Motive’s content division is:
Motive Television Limited, a Dublin-based award-winning independent production company that produces factual programmes for Irish broadcasters. It specializes in live sports production and sports documentaries and also produces factual and entertainment series.
Motive Television was founded in London in 2005 and its shares are quoted on the London Stock Exchange (AIM). http://www.motivetelevision.co.uk