Motive Television PLC
(“Motive” or the “Company”)
Motive Adds Google Chromecast to TabletTV
Ability to send content to large screen TV’s
Motive Television PLC (AIM: MTAV), the technology provider to broadcasters and pay television operators, announced today that that following recent meetings and discussions with Google, the Company will begin integrating Google’s Chromecast technology into Motive’s TabletTV apps.
This will make it possible for TabletTV users who have the popular Chromecast thumb-sized media streaming devices to send what they are viewing on their tablets directly to the home TV screen. When using TabletTV and Chromecast, TabletTV users will need to use the Home Network feature.
The new functionality will become available during the next two months via an update to the TabletTV app. This capability will work with the existing apps for iPads as well as the upcoming ones for Android tablets.
Once implemented, TabletTV will be shown on the “Featured” tab on Google’s Chromecast app website. Chromecast.com/apps is one of the first results that show up when users search for Chromecast. Opportunities also exist for the co-promotion and bundling of TabletTV with Chromecast in the future.
Leonard M Fertig, CEO of Motive, commented, “Motive is thrilled to partner with Google in adding Chromecast to TabletTV, especially as it has sold in the millions and is the top selling device on Amazon. This exciting development is an example of the huge potential of TabletTV to partner with major technology and television platforms to create a better, more flexible, high-value experience for the consumer. This is just the first of our anticipated strategic and product cooperation agreements with industry players that will benefit TabletTV customers.”
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).