07 February 2013
Motive Television Signs Contract with Siyaya Free to Air TV (PTY) LTD
First step toward implementation of Motive’s Technology in South Africa
London 7 February 2013: Motive Television PLC (AIM: MTV.LN), the London-based television software and services company, announces that its 100 percent owned subsidiary, Motive Television Services Ltd. (Motive) has entered into an agreement with Siyaya Free To Air TV (PTY) Ltd. of Johannesburg, South Africa (Siyaya). Motive will provide advisory services to Siyaya in conjunction with Siyaya’s application to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) for a broadcasting services licence. This agreement follows the Memorandum of Understanding entered into with Siyaya for the use of Motive's Anytime Anywhere technology as announced on 18 July 2012.
Siyaya has been shortlisted for a television broadcasting licence and Motive will assist Siyaya in endeavoring to win a licence and subsequently implementing its plans. Motive’s services under this contract will include preparation of plans and product strategy, development of designs and specifications to be used by hardware manufacturers, evaluation and selection of set-top box manufacturers, and assisting in planning for presentations to ICASA. Motive will also advise Siyaya in technical and commercial planning for their new services.
Under this agreement, in the event that the licence is awarded to Siyaya, Motive intends to enter into a further agreement with Siyaya to install and implement the technical, management and administration systems and processes for the implementation of the project and the roll out plan.
Previously, on 18 July 2012, Motive Television PLC announced 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.
Commenting on the new client and contract, Leonard M Fertig, Motive’s CEO said,
“This contract is an initial step toward Motive implementing its technology with its fourth broadcasting client and most importantly its first in South Africa, a rapidly developing leading economy. It reinforces the appeal of our Television Anytime Anywhere product in developing markets and has potential to open up additional opportunities for Motive in the African region. We are pleased to be working with Siyaya, helping them achieve success with their television broadcasting licence and partnering with them in a major new TV platform.”
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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).