11 January 2012
London: 11 January, 2012 -- Motive Television PLC, the digital television technology, software and services provider, is delighted to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Motive Television Limited, has been nominated for three Irish Film and Television Awards at the 9th IFTA award ceremony to be held in Dublin on 11 February 2012.
In the Sports category, Motive has been nominated for Man on a Mission and for Pilgrims – The Irish at Cheltenham. In Man on a Mission Eamonn Coghlan travels to Kenya, to uncover the unlikely, but lasting legacy one Irish brother, Colm O'Connell has made and continues to make to world athletics. Part travelogue, part tribute this documentary brings Eamonn to the modest training camp of Brother Colm as he painstakingly prepares David Rudisha, World 800 meters champion, for London 2012. Pilgrims celebrates Irish race goers long standing affinity with the Cheltenham Festival. This documentary captures this magic event with insight and humour from jockeys, owners, pundits, punters and trainers. This is a behind the scenes look at how the Irish made the world's preeminent national hunt meet their own.
In the Documentaries category, Motive has been nominated for The Irish of 9/11. This documentary presents a uniquely Irish perspective on the most seminal moment of the 21st century. In particular, we meet Irish emigrants and their families devastated by the single biggest atrocity ever committed on U.S soil. A decade on from September 11th, 2001, our participants reflect back on a decade grieving, remembering and trying to live lives after the horror of an extraordinary morning in Manhattan.
All three programmes were directed by Maurice Sweeney and produced by Anne McLoughlin and Jamie D'Alton. Anne McLoughlin, Producer and Managing Director at Motive Television, has more than 10 years television industry experience across a range of production roles and genres and joined Motive in 2005. Jamie D’Alton, Producer and Director at Motive Television, began his career in the newsroom of RTÉ, moving to Canada in 2004 to work as a producer on Canadian breakfast television, before joining Motive Television in 2007 upon returning to Ireland.
Michael Pilsworth, Chairman of Motive, commented: “This is fantastic news for Motive Television. Being nominated for three IFTA’s is a huge achievement and testimony to the quality of the work produced by the team here.”
Motive Television plc
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Leonard M. Fertig, CEO
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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).