Motive Television adds ATSC-based DVR to TabletTV

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.

For more:
- read this Motive Television press release

Related links:
Broadcast streaming tech provider TabletTV launches Android app
ABC, Cox, Hearst station groups up the stakes in live local news OTT streaming
TabletTV joins broadcast lobbying group TVFreedom.org

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