Motive Television PLC (“Motive” or “the Company”), the London-based provider of revenue enhancing solutions to the television industry, announces it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with icube Corporation of Seoul, South Korea. Motive and icube will work together to develop retail products that will enable Freeview broadcast TV to be received on mobile devices in the United Kingdom.
This agreement with icube is the latest step in the process of making Tablet TV available in the United Kingdom, with a launch planned for mid-2014.
Under the contemplated Final Agreement, icube will develop and manufacture a Freeview dongle, which will be certified as Freeview-compatible after Motive achieves DTG Testing approval for the Freeview Dongle and Motive App. Motive will receive a licence fee for each Freeview compatible Dongle sold.
“Recently it was reported that by the end of the year there will be 20 million tablets in use in the United Kingdom,” says Leonard M Fertig, Chief Executive Officer of Motive. “Bringing the Tablet TV features of watching and recording Freeview, using the Freeview program guides and interactive features, and getting additional on-demand content will be a very attractive viewing option for this large and rapidly growing audience. We hope to have Tablet TV available in the United Kingdom in time for the World Cup in June.”