Digital TV technology specialist Motive Television has revealed what it describes as a “major advancement” in its Television Anytime Anywhere platform enabling the seamless loading of recorded movies and other pre-recorded material to laptops, iPads and other tablet and mobile devices.
The advancement – dubbed ‘Video to Go’ – allows viewers to transfer a recorded file from their set-top box to a second screen, or mobile device, to watch anytime, anywhere without the need for an Internet signal. For example, viewers can pre-load an iPad with content from a home set-top box for later viewing on an airplane, viewing in the back of a car, or commuting on a train.
This new technology brings together Motive’s two patented capabilities, Television Anytime and Television Anywhere (US patent pending), into one product that allows viewers to simply sideload content to any mobile device. It also provides opportunities for the hospitality industry, airport lounges, and coffee houses to offer Video to Go to their customers.
Motive will be launching this product this autumn, enabling operators and broadcasters to provide the sideloading of VOD content for viewing anytime and anywhere on any iPad, tablet or mobile platform. It will also enable the provision of a branded device user interface with social networking interactivity.