Motive Television knows you’re watching a lot of TV shows on the tablet, so it’s launching a full Freeview viewing experience on slates this year. The debut is scheduled before June this year and it also includes a “red button” experience.
The service will be available to over 20 million tablet owners in the UK, just in time for them to watch the FIFA World Cup 2014. The initiative is done in cooperation with hardware partners iCube, the makers of the TVizen tuner antennas. Mobile Television will launch a Tablet TV model internationally and use media partners in every country.
Tablet ownership is expected to get very close to a billion users before 2020, so TV viewership on these devices is colossal. There’s also talk about a strong consumer interest among the 140 million tablet users in the US, predicted to grow to over 400 million in the next five years.