Motive Television, the technology provider to broadcasters and pay-TV operators, has developed new technology to add OTT players to its TabletTV product.
Examples of Internet platforms that will be available in the UK include YouTube, BBC iPlayer, STV Player, ITV Player, All4, BT Sport, and Netflix. In the US, a similar selection of the most popular Internet players will be available. Furthermore, TabletTV users will be able to add and customise their individual list of Internet channels based on their viewing preferences. The Internet channels will be made available through the TabletTV Apps as an addition to all broadcast TV channels, making TabletTV the one-stop place for all entertainment and information on Apple and Android mobile devices, according to Motive.
The TabletTV UK and US apps with Internet channels included will be tested in a Beta version this summer with a group of existing users of TabletTV and made available to the overall market in early autumn.
Leonard M Fertig, CEO of Motive, said the addition of Internet catch-up TV and on-demand channels would expand and enhance the value of TabletTV to the user and make Motive’s apps unique in the industry. “Together with the launch of Mobile PVR, announced earlier this month, Motive is developing the most convenient, simplest, and lowest cost mobile viewing alternative to an immense market of mobile viewers,” he declared.