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Motive developing Tablet TV for UK

May 14, 2013

Motive Television has revealed it will be developing its Tablet Television technology to enable Freeview users in Britain to watch and record television programmes directly onto tablets – without the need to connect to the Internet.

With Motive’s app and an antenna-tuner containing Motive’s technology, tablet users will be able to watch all the programming currently available on the Freeview platform.  Motive plans to license its technology to third party consumer electronics companies who will make the antenna-tuners widely available.

Tablet TV lets the user watch any broadcast TV channel anywhere, without needing a hotspot or fast Internet signal.  Like Freeview to the home, there are no subscriptions needed and no interruptions due to buffering or network congestion.  Further, with Motive’s built in Tablet PVR, viewers can record any programmes and watch them later when they want, where they want for their own private use.

Leonard M Fertig, CEO of Motive commented, “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.”

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