06 December 2011
6 December, 2011: Motive Television, a leading provider of software and services to the television industry, today announced two new appointments.
Dr. Glenn Craib, currently Managing Director of Motive Television’s subsidiary Motive Television Scotland Limited and co-inventor of Television Anywhere, has been appointed Vice President Products and Services for the Motive Group. In this role, he will be responsible for defining and developing Motive’s products and services platform and focusing on our competitive position, IPR and unique capabilities. Glenn will remain in his position as Managing Director of Motive Television Scotland Limited.
Mr. David Woodman, who has been serving as Marketing Advisor to the Motive Group in the Americas, will take on the new role of Managing Director of the Americas for the Motive Group, with the responsibility of guiding the Company’s marketing, sales and growth in the United States, Canada, and Latin America.
Motive CEO Leonard M Fertig commented: “Today’s appointments reflect the growth we have seen in our business and better position us to capitalize on the opportunities we are pursuing. Glenn has been an integral part of the Motive team and is an ideal fit to take on this expanded role. David is a seasoned media executive and a strong addition to our team as we look to grow our business in the Americas.”
Dr. Craib is a senior technology product manager with more than fifteen years experience in the design, development, and commercializing new IP-related products and services. From 2006 to the present day, Dr. Craib served as co-founder and Technical Director of NXVision Limited where he designed the end-to-end Television Anywhere (US Patent Pending) product from concept to market. This included the specifications and design, identifying and working with third party suppliers, project managing the development and presenting Television Anywhere to the industrial and financial communities. Earlier in his career Glenn Craib served as a Project Manager, Business Line Manager, and Principal Technologist with Infinite Data Storage Limited and Group Leader with Myrica (UK) Ltd. Dr. Craib received a PhD in Engineering Physics from Aberdeen University in 1996.
David Woodman has extensive experience in developing, launching and running media businesses, both in the United States and abroad. Prior to founding strategic consultancy Transformative Content Inc., he was the General Manager of Fox Sports Net New England. Under his leadership, the company grew significantly through the acquisition of additional sports rights and the launch of original local programming. Before he took the helm at Fox Sports Net, Woodman specialized in launching and running international cable networks for major US media companies. He is the former Managing Director of Sci-Fi Channel Europe. David also developed Latin American brand extensions of USA Networks and Fox Entertainment. He began his career in media more than twenty years ago when he joined Sky Television PLC (now known as BSkyB) in the year that service launched in the UK. David also worked in management consulting with The LEK Partnership. He earned his MBA at Harvard, his MA in History at Cambridge University, and his BA in English at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
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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 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).