18 July 2012
Motive Television PLC announces that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Siyaya Free to Air (Pty) Ltd of Johannesburg, South Africa (Siyaya) for the use of Motive's Anytime Anywhere technology in a new pay television service for the South African market.
Siyaya has recently submitted an application to South Africa's licencing authority to be allocated a pay television frequency. Should this six month application process be successful, Motive and Siyaya will enter into a formal service agreement. The services to be provided by Motive would include engineering work for the integration, development, and implementation of the Motive technology proposed to Siyaya and the possibility of Motive serving as systems integrator and provider of the entire solution.
Leonard M Fertig, CEO, Motive, commented:
"The Siyaya project is indicative of the attractiveness of Motive's Television Anywhere Anytime solution in developing markets, building upon our recently announced contract with CME in Central Europe, the upcoming launch with Digiturk in Turkey, and our anticipated pilot with MNLA in South America. It is clear that our technology is increasingly receiving interest from broadcasters and satellite platforms throughout the world."
King Nyalala John MolefePilane, Vice Chairman, Siyaya, commented:
"We are pleased to work with Motive in exploring its innovative television technology in the South African market and look forward to our collaboration. Motive's technology will form part of our second phase pilot for our digital terrestrial television trial. Our first trial conclusively demonstrated that Siyaya is ready for broadcast. The test trial was executed without issues and viewers' feedback was positive.
"Motive joining us in our second phase trial will assist Siyaya to fulfil its vision of bringing an affordable viewing experience to the masses and to rural communities in particular. This technology will also support our education system. Siyaya's proposal is simple yet sustainable: offering a SINGLE affordable package focusing on a selected range of quality services, including interactive services - available for the first time in South Africa."
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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, include, 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 patent pending in 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).