12 January 2012
Motive Television PLC (AIM: MTV), the digital television technology, software and services provider, is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Motive Television Limited, has been awarded three grants totalling €245,000 (£205,000) by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland towards the cost of production of three sports documentaries for Setanta Sports.
“The Biggest Game in Town” is a documentary following the fortunes of Irish poker players at the Las Vegas World Series in 2012; the documentary “Batmen” explores the history of cricket in Ireland; and “When the Game Was Ours” follows the history of basketball in Ireland in the 1980's.
All three documentaries are to be 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: “We are delighted to have been awarded these grants for three very exciting documentaries by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. This further cements Motive’s position as a leader in the production of landmark documentaries in Ireland.”
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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).