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Motive Develops TabletTV App for Apple TV
Company submits beta version to Apple TV for review

15 December 2015
Motive Television PLC
("Motive" or the "Company")
Motive Develops TabletTV App for Apple TV

Company submits beta version to Apple TV for review

On 14 September, Motive announced its intention to make TabletTV available on the recently announced new Apple TV platform in the United States, United Kingdom, and throughout the world.   

Today, Motive Television PLC, the technology provider to broadcasters and pay television operators, is pleased to announce that it has developed a beta version of its TabletTV App for the new Apple Television platform and submitted it for review by Apple prior to release.

This beta version of the TabletTV App for Apple TV will enable users who have TPod tuner antennas in the United States to download the Apple TV version of the App, and use the TPod to watch available over-the-air networks and local channels on their main televisions via Apple TV.  These channels are not otherwise viewable on the Apple TV platform and contain much of the most popular entertainment, sports, and information content in the United States market.

Future updates to the newest member of the TabletTV family will add the PVR/DVR functionalities and added features found in TabletTV US.  Users of TabletTV Plus in the United States will be able to download the Apple TV version of the App without additional cost whereas new users will need to buy a TPod.

TabletTV Plus already provides the ability to easily transfer what is on the tablet screen and all features to the main TV through the use of Airplay and Apple TV.  However, the new Apple TV version of Motive’s App will not require the use of a tablet to watch on the large screen.
Leonard M Fertig, CEO of Motive commented, "The addition of the Apple TV platform to the options available to TabletTV Plus users represents an added convenience for viewers and an additional sales channel for TabletTV.  Given the rapidly growing interest and take-up of TabletTV Plus in the US, the company anticipates that the widespread popularity of Apple TV will provide additional revenues beyond prior expectations."

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Notes to Editors:

Motive Television was founded in London in 2005 and its shares are quoted on the London Stock Exchange (AIM).

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.

With a proprietary app and TPod 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 BYOD TV solution provides passengers and crew in maritime environments with access to video-on-demand movies and television without needing direct access to the Internet or broadcast signals.  Markets for the platform include operators of passenger ferries, cruise lines, commercial ships, and oil platforms among others.  In addition, BYOD TV has application for additional markets including passenger airlines, trains, waiting lounges, etc.
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.