MTV Releases TabletTV Freeview for Apple TV in UK
OREANDA-NEWS. On 1 February, Motive Television PLC, the technology provider to broadcasters and pay television operators, announced it had made TabletTV available on the new Apple TV platform in the United States.
Today, Motive is pleased to announce that it has received approval from Apple for its UK App and released TabletTV Freeview for sale and use on the Apple TV platform.
TabletTV Freeview for Apple TV in the UK will enable users who have TabletTV portable or mains tuner antennas to use their TabletTV tuners to watch all available Freeview channels on their main televisions via Apple TV. Most Freeview channels are not otherwise available on the Apple TV platform.
Users of TabletTV Freeview will be able to download the Apple TV version of the App without additional cost, whereas new users will need to buy a TabletTV tuner to use the service.
Leonard M Fertig, CEO of Motive commented, "The Company continues to deliver on its product suite. TabletTV Freeview joins the unique family of TabletTV Plus and TabletTV Internet to provide added viewing choices on iPads, main TV's, and iPhones in the US and UK. Motive plans to continue adding to these capabilities and extending the product line to Android devices in the future."
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 or DVBT antenna-tuner, tablet owners around the globe can watch and record all the programming currently broadcast over digital terrestrial channels without the need for Internet access and, when they are connected, use integrated social networking and access anything available over the Internet. Smartphone owners can use the TabletTV Internet App to select and watch all their favourite streamed channels, and users with Apple TV can conveniently watch Freeview and over-the-air channels on the Apple TV platform.
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.