On 18 October 2010, Motive announced that its majority-owned subsidiary, Adecq Digital S.L., had signed a confidential agreement anticipated to be worth approximately $1.1 million in revenue in the first year with a major European television technology provider to integrate its Television Anytime (formerly Bestv®) non-linear TV software into a major European satellite broadcaster’s transmission system and into consumer set-top boxes. Under this agreement, Motive also receives continuing royalties based on the number of set-top boxes ordered with Motive’s Television Anytime technology.
The installation of the major components forming the backbone of the Motive Television TV Anytime head-end (production system) has been completed at Digiturk premises in Istanbul, Turkey. The installation of Motive’s head-end technology has been validated and accepted by both Sagemcom and Digiturk.
Field trials with the first batch of set-top boxes are planned for early autumn, with a commercial launch scheduled for the end of this year.
Motive CEO Len Fertig added, “Turkey has enormous potential for growth; almost 18 million TV homes, an increasingly sophisticated urban population, and expanding commercial links with Europe. We are delighted to be playing a part in the launch of Digiturk’s new services and look forward to making this innovative customer service a success in Turkey.”
Notes to Editors
Motive Television provides digital television technology and services globally, enabling Television Anytime Anywhere. The market is driven by heightened consumer demand coupled with the mandatory switchover from analogue to digital broadcasting that, as mandated by the International Telecommunication Union, will come into full effect by 2015.
Motive Television provides broadcasters and platform operators with new sources of income and business models via its technologies:
Television Anytime is a technology that permits and enables broadcasters and platform operators to offer enhanced broadcasting services without the need for the Internet. Broadcasters can earn additional income through these services, including Catch-Up TV, Virtual Channels, Video-on-Demand and Targeted Advertising. Television Anytime is currently in commercial operation in Italy and successful tests have been carried out in the Czech Republic and Hungary.
Television Anywhere is an advanced multi-screen and place-changing television technology that allows a viewer to interact, control and watch their Internetconnected home television from a computer, mobile phone, iPad or any other Internet connected device. Television Anywhere is software orientated, does not require an additional box, and can be updated via software upgrades. US patent pending.
Motive’s content division is:
Motive Television Limited, a Dublin-based award-winning independent production company that produces factual programmes for Irish broadcasters. It specializes in live sports production and sports documentaries and also produces factual and entertainment series.
Motive Television was founded in London in 2005 and its shares are quoted on the London Stock Exchange (AIM).
Digiturk is the first digital platform in Turkey that operates since 2000 within Çukurova Group, which group also holds the Turkish leading mobile operator Turkcell and the broadband internet provider Superonline. As of end of May 2011, offering premium content through 197 television, radio and interactive channels. DIGITURK has over 2.7 million subscribers with its well-established distribution and sales network in Turkey.
DIGITURK has been appealing to different tastes from movies, series from major Hollywood studios, local and international brands, to its exclusive football content. It holds exclusive rights for the Spor Toto Super League football matches until the end of the 2013-2014 seasons with HD (High Definition) quality.
A French high-technology group with an international dimension, Sagemcom operates on markets of broadband (digital home, digital set-top box, broadband and residential terminals), telecom and energy (M2M, telecommunications infrastructure, smartgrid and metering), and management of documents (printing terminals, software and solutions, digital production workflow).
With a turnover of over 1.4 billion Euros, Sagemcom employs 6,000 people on five continents. Already a European leader in most of its key markets, Sagemcom aims to become a world leader in high added value communication terminals.
Sagemcom is strongly committed to sustainable development through the life cycle of its products: eco-design, energy consumption, ethical code of all its suppliers.