13 February 2012
London: 13 February 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 awarded an IFTA (Irish Film and Television Award) at Saturday's 2012 IFTA's ceremony in Dublin.
The award is for Best Sports Documentary for "Eamonn Coghlan: Man on a Mission". The one-off programme follows World Athlete of the Year David Rudisha and his coach Brother Colm O’Connell. The programme was filmed entirely in Iten, Kenya, as Rudisha prepared for the World Championships in South Korea, which he won.
The scope of the programme further widens to explore why Kenya has dominated the running world for so long and the lasting legacy Brother Colm has left on Kenyan running. Produced by Jamie d'Alton and Anne McLoughlin, the programme is presented by Irish athletics legend Eamonn Coghlan and directed by award winning documentary maker Maurice Sweeney.
This is Motive's third IFTA, having previously won IFTAs for sports documentaries "Marooned" and "the Sound of Sunday".
Michael Pilsworth, Chairman of Motive Television plc, said: "This award recognises the talent of our production team, Anne McLoughlin and Jamie d'Alton, and also of director Maurice Sweeney, with whom we have worked for some years, and whose skilled direction has garnered three IFTAs for Motive. Thanks also to Eamonn Coghlan, whose enthusiasm and interest in the subject brought this fascinating story to life."
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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).