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Preliminary Hearing in Barcelona on CCAN dispute
Motive Television PLC (AIM: MTV.LN; ''Motive'', ''the Company''), the London-based television software and services company, announces that a preliminary hearing was held at the First Instance Court of Barcelona on 5 February 2013 with respect to the Company's claim to seek enforcement of its Call Option in respect of the 32.3% interest (''the shares'') in Motive Television, S.L. currently owned by CCAN 2005 Inversiones Societarias, S.C.R., S.A. (''CCAN'') for the nominal value of the shares (approximately €70,116).

06 February 2013
Preliminary Hearing in Barcelona on CCAN dispute
Motive asks the Spanish Court to enforce its right to acquire CCAN's 32.3% interest in Motive Television S.L.  

London 6 February 2013:

Motive Television PLC (AIM: MTV.LN; "Motive", "the Company"), the London-based television software and services company, announces that a preliminary hearing was held at the First Instance Court of Barcelona on 5 February 2013 with respect to the Company's claim to seek enforcement of its Call Option in respect of the 32.3% interest ("the shares") in Motive Television, S.L. currently owned by CCAN 2005 Inversiones Societarias, S.C.R., S.A.  ("CCAN") for the nominal value of the shares (approximately €70,116).

This is further to the announcements by the Company on 17 December 2012 (at which the High Court stayed the UK action filed by CCAN) and 24 July 2012 (when Motive filed in the Spanish Court the petition to enforce its right to acquire ownership of the shares).

At the hearing yesterday the trial date was set for 26 June 2013.

The Company has been advised that it has a strong case by its legal counsels in Spain and in England.


Enquiries:

Motive Television plc
Michael Pilsworth, Chairman
Leonard M Fertig, CEO
T: +44 20 7025 8425

Merchant Securities (Nominated Adviser)
Simon Clements / Virginia Bull
T: +44 20 7628 2200

XCAP Securities (Joint Broker)
Jon Belliss
T: +44 20 7101 7070

Newgate Communications
Jason Nisse/Stephanie Dobbs
T: +44 20 7680 6559

Media PR Europe
Gerry Buckland
T: +44 7774 860011

Brainerd Communicators
Chris Plunkett / Mike Smargiassi
T:  +1 212 986 6667
 

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).

http://www.motivetelevision.co.uk