We cannot demonstrate a video of the use of the dongle until the dongles themselves are ready and operational. As described in our recent announcement regarding the timetable for Tablet TV, we are working towards a mid-year demonstration of all functionalities meaning viewing, PVR, and VOD over-the-air in San Francisco. The availability of the T-Pods will follow that, probably in autumn for a Beta test with a launch after that. So it would not be possible to show a video using an operational T-Pod dongle until they are available.
Management and the Board are not permitted to buy or sell the Company’s shares in a Close Period. Given the Company’s small size, the consequent price sensitivity of even a minor announcement means that there are few periods during the year when Directors may purchase shares.
The Board keeps such matters under review but cannot comment at present.
Motive’s legal advisors have re-affirmed that we have a very strong case and that gives the Board confidence in our position. However, of course nothing is ever certain in a legal dispute.
These discussions were with respect to our Video2Go product and are continuing while Clubs make their decisions on the availability of WiFi to fans at events.
Continuing to develop our products and expand our presence in markets in Europe, The Americas and Africa.
The CME implementation continues on schedule.
The plans for Tablet TV testing and implementation have been further developed. The prototype demonstration was completed on schedule and was successful in showing the television receiving and viewing functionality as a standalone. The next step will be installation of the technology in a Granite market for a test of the full functionalities of viewing, recording, and delivery of video-on-demand content on the tablet.
Not yet due to the availability of 3rd party hardware and middleware.
Products from Hauppage and others are not compatible at the moment with HD content and have no way of supporting Motive Television's TV Anytime Anywhere solution for datacasting. Additionally, these products are at the moment DVB-T based and as such are not compatible with the initial target market for Tablet TV of the United States of America.
Does the Software License Agreement with Sagemcom mean that Motive gets a license fee for each set top box manufactured by Sagemcom for Digiturk?
Under this agreement Motive receives a one-off royalty fee for each STB that is produced and deployed that uses our technology.
''Virgin said it did not have the rights necessary to offer it over 3G or 4G phone networks.'' (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20242745) So, without rights that's a company that couldn't use your technology. Who, if anyone, has rights to stream over 3G (or 4G) outside of Sky?
We are not familiar with agreements among other companies and cannot comment on them, nor do we have information to publish about who has any particular rights.
What Motive has accomplished to date with Tablet Television is to create and install a working prototype at Tablet Television offices in New York that delivers great HD pictures from ATSC digital terrestrial broadcast. The commercial model of our dongle has yet to be produced so it cannot be put into a video. When this development is finished, Tablet Television’s product will be available to see through a link on our website, but that will not be before late 1Q2013.
Re 4G: The technology allows the downloading of video on quieter times on the network. I presume that means the Video isn't available at the point the customer wants to watch it but schedules it download later. If that's the case why wouldn't they just download it when they get home and using their home wifi? Secondly, I don't know what your data allowance is like but i'd not want to download a movie over 4G (well, 3G currently) at the moment. That sounds very expensive. What am I not understanding?
The technology as described in the recent announcement is a capability that enables wireless providers to develop consumer offers that spread demand for video downloads from the peak periods. The consumer offer will be determined by the operators.
Given that there are still no working examples of the technology on the website, what do the sales people use for their presentations?
Motive develops software solutions so that television network operators can earn more income from their existing assets and resources. Our sales presentations focus on this potential and stress the proven success of deployed solutions.
The share price is affected by company performance, news flow, economic conditions, capital and financing requirements and external factors such as litigation and share speculators. The management and directors are focused on improving performance and increasing news flow, both of which are under the Company’s control.
With the Close Period now ended, when can we expect to see the Directors of Motive acquire an aggregate of £25K worth of new Ordinary Shares?
The Close Period ended last week and the announcement concerning the Director purchase of shares was made on Friday, September 28th.
We cannot predict how long it will take the Spanish courts to resolve this issue.
Apple’s new STB will offer Television Anytime Anywhere. Are we involved and if not, could Apple be illegally using any of our patents?
Motive does not have any US patents granted at this time. We have no present evidence that Apple is infringing Motive’s IPR.
Yes, the emerging markets in general are good target markets for Motive.
The Company will soon add summary information and status on its patents to our website. Presently, Motive has been awarded two patents in Spain and has extension of these patents to Europe in process, as well as a patent pending in the United States on NX Vision.