Motive and icube to develop Freeview tablet TV

December 12, 2013 12.14 Europe/London By Robert Briel

Motive Television 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 UK. 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.

icube Corporation is a Digital Media Adapter vendor and broadcasting solution provider headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, offering an array of products and solutions, including DMAs for personal multimedia entertainment and various solutions for broadcasters to automate analogue/digital program transmission.

Leonard M Fertig, CEO, Motive, commented: “Recently it was reported that by the end of the year there will be 20 million tablets in use in the United Kingdom1. Bringing the Tablet TV features of watching and recording Freeview, using the Freeview programme 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.”

Hyo Seon Kim, VP, product sales, icube Corporation added, “We look forward to working with Motive Television to provide the first, Freeview-to-Tablet endorsed solution for the growing number of UK customers wishing to watch television on their Tablets”.