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Motive develops world's first Mobile PVR for ATSC

Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015

Motive Television PLC, the technology provider to broadcasters and pay television operators, is pleased to announce that it has developed a Mobile Personal Video Recorder ("PVR"), which the Company believes is the world's first ATSC format PVR for mobile devices.  Unlike other personal video recorders, Mobile PVR is entirely based on proprietary Motive software.

This new product provides the ability to time shift over-the-air programmes seen on tablets and mobile devices, and works with the TabletTV app and TPod in the United States. Mobile PVR uses an intuitive functionality and interface, similar to the functions consumers have used in the home for the past 20+ years.  Users can schedule to record programmes up to seven days in advance and then watch them for their personal use at a later time.

TabletTV in the United States already has the One-Touch Recording feature which permits pausing, playing, and recording a current programme, however, the new Mobile PVR will extend that capability to recording future programmes for later viewing.

Mobile PVR will be introduced as a Beta version this month to existing users of TabletTV in the U.S. and made available to the general market in September. In the future, Motive plans to licence its Mobile PVR software to other vendors of consumer electronics and app providers.

Leonard M Fertig, CEO of Motive commented, "The development and launch of Mobile PVR is another first for Motive.  It has taken significant man-years to develop a reliable software-based video recorder that works in the mobile device environment. This new product enhances the value of TabletTV and confirms Motive's position as a market leader in mobile viewing of television."

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:

Content Express™
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.

Tablet TV
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).

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