Motive Television, the technology provider to broadcasters and pay television operators, has released today TabletTV Europe (TTV Europe) following its approval by the Apple App store. The new app is available presently to UK TabletTV users as a free download and will use the same DVB-T mains and portable tuners as TabletTV UK.
TabletTV Europe will enable broadcast TV viewing wherever digital terrestrial television uses the DVB-T broadcast standard in MPEG2 format, covering most channels in most European countries. The standard includes broadcasts throughout many countries in Asia and Africa, as well as Australia.
TabletTV Europe enables users to view locally broadcast channels on iPads in any European country that uses the DVB-T broadcast standard. UK TTV users will be able to download this second TabletTV App to their iPads and take their TabletTV along when visiting Europe for business, holidays, or vacation homes without any additional cost.
Leonard M Fertig, CEO of Motive, commented, “The addition of TabletTV Europe is a convenience for British TabletTV users who travel on the continent and want to be able to watch TV where and when they want while there. In addition, programmes that have been recorded on TabletTV while in the United Kingdom can be taken along and viewed while abroad, and vice versa. The phrase “Don’t leave home without it” will apply to TabletTV now as well. This is a step forward toward making TabletTV a global product.”