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Motive Television Completes Demonstration of Watching Broadcast TV on Tablets
Motive Television PLC (AIM: MTV.LN), the London-based television software and services company, announces it has successfully demonstrated the ability to watch over-the-air HD television channels on an iPad without the need of cable, satellite, or Internet. The New York demo utilises a small 6-inch antenna plus Motive's software to deliver all the free-to-air broadcasts in extremely high quality.

12 November 2012
Motive Television Completes Demonstration of Watching Broadcast TV on Tablets

Motive's Technology installed at Tablet TV offices in New York City


London 12 November 2012:  Motive Television PLC (AIM: MTV.LN), the London-based television software and services company, announces it has successfully demonstrated the ability to watch over-the-air HD television channels on an iPad without the need of cable, satellite, or Internet.  The New York demo utilises a small 6-inch antenna plus Motive's software to deliver all the free-to-air broadcasts in extremely high quality.  

In the coming months, Motive anticipates completing its development of the Tablet TV product for the ATSC standard in the United States and launching it in a first Granite Television market early in 2013, making it possible for users of iPads, Android tablets, and other portable devices to watch and record television programs directly from broadcast in any location.  Beginning in the second half of 2013, Tablet TV will roll out to all major markets and cities in the US.

Tablet TV is a joint venture of Motive Television and Granite Broadcasting Corporation that was formed in May 2012 to make it possible to broadcast live television to the rapidly growing population of tablets in the United States.
 
David Woodman, Managing Director of the Americas for Motive, said
 
"The successful installation in New York City demonstrates the ability of our technology to provide stunning picture quality on an iPad without being tethered to the internet, a cellular phone connection, cable, or satellite -- even in a major city.  This is truly television everywhere, using the in-place public and commercial broadcasting system.  Tablet TV will work everywhere in the United States, picking up in-market ATSC broadcast channels, giving viewers their choice of major league sports, prime time network entertainment, and local and national news.  As personal television viewing on tablets is growing rapidly, Tablet Television has enormous potential."

Leonard M Fertig, CEO of Motive, added,

"We are pleased that the capability of Motive's software for delivering content over-the-air to tablet devices has been demonstrated and look forward to our beta test and US launch in the next half year.  With over 100 million tablets in use today, growing by double-digits, this is a great use for Motive's technology in the US market and potentially a very big business for our joint venture. In my view, Tablet Television is the biggest thing in television since Television."

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Notes to Editors

Motive Television provides software and services to the global television industry, enabling Television Anytime Anywhere?. Motive?fs 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?fs 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).

http://www.motivetelevision.co.uk