Motive Television signs licensing with Freeview for Tablet TV

Motive Television signs licensing with Freeview for Tablet TV

Posted on 06 Jun 2013 at 02:02AM

Motive Television (MTV) has signed a licensing agreement with Freeview for the launch of its Tablet TV technology in the UK.nThe technology will allow users in the UK to watch and record programmes directly onto their tablet computers without an internet connection.nThe deal will give MTV access to Freeview’s identity for Tablet TV.nMTV also announced it has applied to become a member of the UK Digital Television Group (DTG), which publishes and maintains the technical specifications for Freeview in the UK.nThe company will also make its technology available to DTG qualified hardware vendors through a software development kit.n"Motive intends to license its Freeview Tablet TV sol…

85% of TalkTalk TV users have upgraded from Freeview

Posted on 03 Jun 2013 at 02:02AM

Some 85 per cent of households signing up for TalkTalk TV are upgrading from Freeview, it has been revealed.

TalkTalk says the vast majority of those signing up for its Plus TV package were not previously on a subscription television deal.

And according to the broadband provider, they have signed up to TalkTalk TV because they want "to enjoy a little bit more pay-TV, not a lot".

The firm says the value offered by TalkTalk TV - which includes more than 70 live channels, seven-day catch-up services and unlimited access to 1,000 shows, box sets and films on-demand - is making it the UK's fastest growing television service.

Customers receive a free YouView b…

UK 4G rollout: 90000 homes at risk of Freeview TV signal interference

Posted on 10 Jun 2013 at 04:04AM

Joint telecoms venture at800 has updated its estimate of the likely scale of impact that 4G rollout will have on Freeview signals in the UK.

The revised prediction follows extensive testing by the group across a range of locations, including different parts of the Greater London area, as well in Brighton, the West Midlands, and York.

According to at800, if 4G rollout reflects the results seen during these tests, no more than 90,000 properties should have their television signal adversely affected by the activation of the new high-speed spectrum.

Nevertheless, at800 will continue to reach out to potentially at risk households, adding that it will be sending out in…

Freeview licence agreement signed Motive Television

Freeview licence agreement signed Motive Television

Posted on 07 Jun 2013 at 03:03AM

Motive Television has been developing its Tablet Television technology to enable Freeview users in Britain to watch and record television programmes directly onto tablets—without the need to connect to the internet.

The company has now announced that it is moving forward with the Freeview Tablet TV development and has signed a licensing agreement with Freeview entitling Motive to use the Freeview identity in the UK for its Tablet TV solution.

Motive Television will make its technology available to DTG qualified hardware vendors through a software development kit and intends to license its Freeview Tablet TV solution to multiple device makers for the UK market and is …

Today on Sky

Posted on 24 Jun 2013 at 09:09AM

Ann Duffield won the first renewal with a 20/1 chance last year so her Dutch Art filly Shesadanser, a half-sister to three winners, is worth keeping an eye on. Firecruise is very speedily-bred and is another to note on his debut but experience may count here and HENKE, who was a 66/1 chance when making his debut at Newcastle, almost defied a poor draw with a cracking effort behind Secret Applause and should go one better. Sartorialist showed the benefit of a fair opening run with a better effort at Bath where he was staying on at the finish over the minimum trip. De Repente showed some promise at Haydock and may prove best of the remainder.

Firecruise Firebreak colt out of …

Freeview TV signal under threat from 4G

Freeview TV signal under threat from 4G

Posted on 06 Jun 2013 at 05:05AM

Whilst not totally impossible, a signal on the 800MHz band is unlikely to receive interference from one on the 700MHz band. It is more likely to get interference from a frequency half or double itself, ie 400 or 1600. Only the very highest frequency on the 700 band would have a sideband that overlaps with one from the very lowest on the 800 band, and the gaps between frequencies allow for this effect.

But surley they should be stopped opening up then. If you buy a free view box or a TV with freeview inside already, is that not a contract with the freeview company for them to provide, as you have paid for the box. It is really a contract. So if they loes their signal then…

How to watch Freeview/TV on your laptop or PC

How to watch Freeview/TV on your laptop or PC

Posted on 31 May 2013 at 05:05AM

Watching live Freeview/TV on your laptop or PC is completely legal, providing you have a TV license, and it does not have to cost you a penny more. Here's where we show you the two main ways of how you can watch Freeview/TV on your laptop or desktop PC. See also: How to activate and set up Sky On Demand Catch Up TV.

The quickest and easiest way to watch Freeview/TV on a laptop or PC is via your web browser. Be warned that this will take a lot of data to do if you plan to watch for hours on end, and is only recommended if you have an unlimited broadband package or a large data allowance. Visit: Dgital home tutorials.

Step one

The first thing you need to do is o…

Drama descends on Freeview channel 20: Mr Darcy arrives July 8

Posted on 24 Jun 2013 at 09:09AM

This will see G.O.L.D. the Top Up TV channel, shifting to Freeview channel 26 and Home moving even further down to channel 54. Dave ja vu, contrary to previous rumours, will be staying right where it is on Freeview channel 25.

'Pedal faster girls or we'll miss Mr. Darcy!'

Drama is UKTV’s latest channel and will specialise in serving up the best of modern and classic British TV drama. As well as the likes of Pride and Prejudice and Sharpe there’s the more recent Call the Midwife.

UKTV Controller Emma Tennant, said: “Drama is targeted at a different audience demographic than our other highly successful free-to-air channels, Dave, Yesterday and Really. The cha…

DTG updates Freeview HD specification

Posted on 28 Mar 2013 at 06:06AM

The DTG has published an updated version of the 7th edition of the 'D-Book' - the technical specification for UK digital terrestrial television (Freeview and Freeview HD) and Connected TV.

First published in April 2011, D-Book 7 is divided into two parts: Part A which contains the Freeview and Freeview HD specifications and Part B which is the technical specification for UK connected TV products and services.

Version 3 of D-Book 7 Part A, published today, includes the following updates:

D-Book 7 Part A version 3 is now available to DTG members here

DTG Staff  |  28.03.2013

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Freeview apes YouView with backwards programme guide - on the web

Posted on 28 Mar 2013 at 08:08AM

The upgraded Freeview website also hosts shortlists of key products based on user reviews, with further improvements scheduled over the coming weeks.

Freeview boxes come with a standard seven-day-ahead programme guide, while the YouView programme guide has listings for a week ahead and behind.

Not quite YouView, but it's getting there

Read more about FreeviewAdrian Mack, new media manager at Freeview, said: “Our TV guide is hugely popular and this update makes the user journey simpler and easy to navigate.

“Visitors will now have easy access to catch up content via our new TV guide, instead of having to visit multiple websites and all without the need f…

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