Motive Television announced it will add ATSC-based DVR services to its TabletTV product, a further attempt by the company to bring TabletTV in line with existing broadcast TV offerings.
The new DVR service will allow TabletTV users to set recordings off a program guide--they already had the ability to pause, back up and record live TV. Users can now schedule recordings up to seven days in advance of a show's airing.
"It has taken significant man-years to develop a reliable software-based video recorder that works in the mobile device environment," said Motive CEO Leonar Fertig. "This new product enhances the value of TabletTV and confirms Motive's position as a market leader in mobile viewing of television."
A joint venture between Granite Broadcasting Corp. and tech company Motive Television, TabletTV makes hardware and software that enable Android and Apple tablets to receive and play back free, over-the-air broadcast signals. The service, which requires that customers make a one-in investment of $89.95 for the hardware, is essentially a broadcast antenna that turns station signals into an IP stream.
TabletTV has been testing the service via Granite's KOFY-TV in San Francisco since December. The technology is also supported by programming services Freeview in the U.K.
- read this Motive Television press release
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