07 January 2016
Motive Television PLC
("Motive" or the "Company")
TabletTV Plus launched in the United Kingdom
New User Interface Plus Major Upgrade in Features for UK TabletTV Users
TabletTV Plus was launched in mid-November in the United States, met with highly favorable reviews and sold most of the available inventory of TPods. Motive has access to sufficient supply of tuners to satisfy high levels of UK demand.
The new TabletTV Plus App greatly enhances the user experience for TabletTV users in the UK and provides many new features, including:
· Access any channel available over the internet or on Freeview, and easily switch back and forth between broadcast and internet channels within the same TabletTV Plus App
· Create personal group of favourite internet channels for faster searching and add any TV channel available over the internet to favorites.
· Simultaneously enjoy Freeview television, social network, surf the web or do emails on a split screen
· Share the use of one tuner among multiple iPads in a household, each with the TabletTV App (one at a time)
· Simplified connection to home networks
· Transfer what you are watching from a tablet to the main television screen when combined with Apple TV Airplay.
· Improved, easier and more user-friendly experience
Additionally, all previous TabletTV UK features remain such as watching and recording programs on Freeview channels available in the user's region. TabletTV Plus UK is expected be available on the Apple App Store from Wednesday evening 6 January.
Existing TabletTV UK customers are able to upgrade to TabletTV Plus with no additional cost. New users can download the free TabletTV Plus App to receive all free and subscription Internet channels and then add watching and recording Freeview live TV with a one-time tuner purchase. Some of the Internet channels may have their own subscription requirements.
Leonard M Fertig, CEO of Motive commented, "TabletTV Plus solves the problem of finding a simple, inclusive, and low cost way for viewers to access sports, movies, news, and entertainment in one place. Everything on Freeview plus everything available over the Internet. And now TabletTV Plus users can watch on their main screen TV's as well and share a tuner among members of the the family. TabletTV Plus is a portable home television platform that you can put in your pocket and take with you anywhere."
Motive Television plc
Michael Pilsworth, Chairman
Leonard M Fertig, CEO
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Sanlam Securities UK (Nominated Adviser)
Simon Clements / James Thomas
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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:
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.