19 April 2013
Motive Television Wins Patent in the United States
“TV Anywhere” patent approved
Motive Television have been informed by the US patent examiner that its patent application titled “Place-shifting apparatus and system” has been approved and will be granted. This patent application was originally filed in 2006 by NXVision Ltd and was acquired by Motive Television in 2010 along with the rest of the assets of NXVision Ltd.
The patent discloses an embedded place-shifting system which allows transfer of content from a set-top box or similar device to portable devices such as smartphones / tablets. The patent further discloses the system as allowing the content owner visibility and control of the place-shifting system, permitting new business models and potential new revenues.
The NXVision technology was integrated with the BesTV technology during 2011 and is a valuable part of Motive’s Television’s Anytime Anywhere and Video2Go solution for broadcasters.
Leonard M Fertig, CEO of Motive commented, “This patent award in the United States recognizes the value of this invention and confirms the unique advantages of this technology to the industry. It represents another step forward for Motive.”
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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).