Motive Television, a London-based provider of solutions to the TV industry, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with icube Corporation of Seoul, South Korea. Motive and icube will work together to develop retail products that will enable Freeview broadcast TV to be received on mobile devices in the UK.
This agreement with icube is the latest step in the process of making Tablet TV available in the UK, with a launch planned for mid-2014.
Ealier in the year, Motive announced its intention to develop Tablet TV for the UK, allowing the reception and recording of Freeview live television on tablet devices. The Company joined the Digital Television Group (DTG), which publishes and maintains the technical specifications for Freeview in the UK, and is in the process of meeting the DTG requirements to license the Freeview brand for Motive’s Tablet TV in the UK.
Leonard M Fertig, Chief Executive Officer of Motive, commented: “Recently it was reported that by the end of the year there will be 20 million tablets in use in the United Kingdom. Bringing the Tablet TV features of watching and recording Freeview, using the Freeview programme guides and interactive features, and getting additional on-demand content will be a very attractive viewing option for this large and rapidly growing audience. We hope to have Tablet TV available in the United Kingdom in time for the World Cup in June.”