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Motive TV looks to UK Freeview market

Hybrid technology provider Motive TV has said it plans to launch its app and antenna tuner technology in the UK to enable tablet users to watch and record Freeview programmes on their devices without the need to connect to the internet.

Motive TV said its Tablet TV product allowed users to watch any broadcast TV channel, while its built-in Tablet PVR product enabled them to record shows to watch later.

The company said it planned to license its technology to third-party consumer electronics companies who would make its antenna-tuners available in the market.

The company’s chairman, former Chrysalis TV chief Mick Pilsworth, is due to provide an update on the company at the Proactive Investors, One2One Investor Forum in London this week.

Motive TV said it planned to develop a Freeview-compatible platform that would receive all the Freeview channels available, offer a full seven-day Freeview EPG and enable features such as series recording and social media integration with an internet connection.

The company said it would seek approval for Tablet TV from the Digital Television Group and be D-Book-compliant. It will also seek Freeview branding for the product.

Motive TV said it expected to be able to demonstrate a Freeview product later this year.

Leonard Fertig, CEO of Motive said, “Motive’s experience in developing Tablet TV for the United States makes the extension to the highly successful Freeview platform to tablets in the UK a natural next step.  We look forward to working with Freeview and its partners to complete the development of Tablet TV for the UK so tablet owners can enjoy Freeview whenever and wherever they want.”