Motive Television develops Mobile PVR for ATSC
July 2, 2015
Motive Television, the technology provider to broadcasters and pay television operators, has developed a Mobile Personal Video Recorder (PVR), which the company believes is the world’s first ATSC format PVR for mobile devices. Unlike other personal video recorders, Mobile PVR is entirely based on proprietary Motive software.
This new product provides the ability to time shift over-the-air programmes seen on tablets and mobile devices, and works with the TabletTV app and TPod in the United SS. Mobile PVR uses an intuitive functionality and interface, similar to the functions consumers have used in the home for the past 20+ years. Users can schedule to record programmes up to seven days in advance and then watch them for their personal use at a later time.
TabletTV in the United States already has the One-Touch Recording feature which permits pausing, playing, and recording a current programme, however, the new Mobile PVR will extend that capability to recording future programmes for later viewing.
Mobile PVR will be introduced as a Beta version this month to existing users of TabletTV in the US and made available to the general market in September. In the future, Motive plans to licence its Mobile PVR software to other vendors of consumer electronics and app providers.
Leonard M Fertig, CEO of Motive commented, “The development and launch of Mobile PVR is another first for Motive. It has taken significant man-years to develop a reliable software-based video recorder that works in the mobile device environment. This new product enhances the value of TabletTV and confirms Motive’s position as a market leader in mobile viewing of television.”