London: 8 November, 2011 -- Motive Television PLC, the digital television technology, software and services provider, today launches its new product Video2Go, an offering that provides broadcasters and pay TV platforms with opportunities to extend their content reach beyond the TV set to the iPad (and many other devices).
Video2Go brings the personal home cloud environment into the consumers’ home, and can be provided as a stand-alone product, or as an enhancement to Motive Television’s existing Television Anytime technology platform.
Video2Go provides viewers with a new feature in the market: the ability to watch programming from a broadcaster or pay TV operator on their iPad without the need for an internet network connection. With Video2Go connected, viewers can also interact with social media to enrich their viewing experience and access relevant content and commentary from other users.
Leonard M. Fertig, CEO of Motive, commented: “Video2Go is a natural extension of Motive’s Television Anytime Anywhere innovative software that makes it possible for broadcasters and pay television platforms to offer new viewer services and generate added income, while using their existing distribution infrastructure. This is a good example of how Motive adds value to its customer’s business. We believe Video2Go will have widespread global appeal.”
Tony Combe, CTO and VP Engineering of Motive Television, describes the new product as: “The combination of a social TV application with the ability to stream and record video to watch when and where you want“.
The services enabled on an internet connected iPad application allow viewers to:
• Instantly stream and watch any content they choose.
• Interact with social networking sites, while simultaneously watching content.
• Record content on the iPad for viewing when no internet connection is available.
• Access the catalogue of available content, both already recorded on the iPad and ready to be downloaded from the STB/OTT.
In locations where no internet connection is available such as on an airplane or a train, viewers can playback content that has been recorded on an iPad.
Video2Go also supports contextualised advertisements, both as pre-roll video clips and as banner adverts within the Set-Top-Box User Interface (UI).
Video2Go is aimed at broadcasters, pay TV operators and content owners to work with their existing or new STB-based deployments, delivering content over existing DTT/DTH/Cable distribution networks, or directly to their iPad, through OTT deployments (without the need of a STB at the viewers’ home).
It also addresses “vertical markets”, such as hotels, retailers and other outlets, which have no STB infrastructure and wish to directly reach their customers with a take-away video service.
Video2Go is currently being market tested in the United States, with the broadcaster KOFY in the San Francisco Bay region.
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Notes to Editors
Motive Television provides software and services to the global television industry, enabling Television Anytime Anywhere. Motive’s patented and proprietary technology platform responds to the heightened viewer demand for watching what they want, when they want, on whatever device they want; and is driven by the mandatory switchover from analogue to digital broadcasting as mandated by the International Telecommunication Union.
Motive Television provides broadcasters and pay television operators with enabling technology that provides opportunities to deliver highly-valued services to viewers that generate additional income and retain existing subscribers, comprising:
Television Anytime. A technology platform that enables digital broadcasters and pay television operators to offer enhanced broadcasting services with or without the need for an Internet connection. These services, includes, among others, Video-on-Demand, Catch-Up TV, Virtual Channels, Sneak Preview TV, and Targeted Advertising. Television Anytime is currently in commercial operation in Europe both in digital terrestrial (DTT) and soon in satellite (DTH) environments Patented in Spain and the EU.
Television Anywhere. An advanced multi-screen multi-channel technology that allows a viewer to control and watch all the content received by or recorded in their main home television equipment on any computer, mobile phone, iPad or any other Internet connected device. Television Anywhere is software-based and can be updated via software upgrades on existing STB. US patent pending.
Motive’s content division is:
Motive Television Ireland 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).