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About

Tectonic Interactive is the award winning-technology business with clients including the UK's leading broadcasters ITV, the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5. The Tectonic platform is trusted and used by TV broadcasters and radio stations to manage large-scale interaction with their TV audiences on programmes ranging from The X Factor to Match of the Day. Tectonic Interactive is a finalist for the 2015 BAFTA TV Craft Awards and Broadcast Magazine Digital Awards for “Best App”. In 2014, Tectonic Interactive was awarded the prize for “Best Platform Innovation” at the Broadcast Magazine’s Digital Awards.

Voting

In-app voting is a technology innovation which enables millions of viewers to interact with their favourite TV shows. The Tectonic Voting Platform handles sudden spikes of interactive traffic elegantly, reliably, securely and accurately. Tectonic voting services run in-app, via responsive websites, on Twitter and Facebook. Tectonic is the voting platform of choice for TV broadcasters in the UK.

Live Interaction

Broadcasters use the Tectonic Platform to manage real-time TV interactivity where the result really counts – where the result must be 100% accurate; where a prize is at stake; where viewers have paid; where viewer data must remain secure and where the audience directly influences the outcome of the show. Services include votes, polls, quiz formats, competitions and charity donations.

Compliant Services

We focus on ensuring that services work at mass scale, securely and reliably. Our Information Security Management System is certified as compliant with ISO 27001/02. We test each new service “as live” at scale and provide certification on successful completion.

Plug-in and Work

We provide an easy-to-use interface for broadcasters to set up and manage interactive TV events. An SDK/API is provided for app and web developers to connect to the Tectonic Platform. Tectonic Interactive will test and certify the integration to ensure that the front end benefits from the scale of the Tectonic Platform.

Real-time TV interaction… where the result really counts

TECTONIC® Interactive – An ISO 27001 certified company

Our Team

The Tectonic Interactive team comprises 25 years of collective expertise of both broadcast interactivity and the management of mission-critical systems. The company was launched in August 2012 by two ex-BT Agilemedia employees who previously led the development of BT’s RIDE Platform for high volume phone interaction for TV votes, competitions and phone-ins.

We are based in London, Australia and Poland

Andy Shaw

Andy Shaw

CEO & Co-Founder

Andy co-founded the business in July 2012.

As ex co-founder and Product & Strategy Director at BT Agilemedia, Andy brings the experience of setting up new ventures and developing innovative products.

 

 

 

Wojciech Nowak

Wojciech Nowak

CTO & Co-Founder

Wojciech co-founded the business in July 2012.

Wojciech brings the experience of designing and developing highly-scaled interactive and regulation-compliant systems.

Wojciech is an expert in peaky-traffic technology, internet security and technology innovation.

 

 

 

Aleem Hossain

Aleem Hossain

COO

Aleem joined the team in July 2013 and is responsible for delivery and operations.

As an ex-Senior Scientist and Technical Authority for the Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory, Aleem brings his experience of delivering high-profile, technically innovative projects.

 

 

 

Michal Buczek

Michał Buczek

Principal Software Architect

Michał joined as Principal Software Architect in June 2013.

Michał is an expert in technology innovation and implementation.

 

 

 

Oli Madgett

Oli Madgett

Australian & APAC Business Development

Oli joined the business in 2014.

As an experienced digital and interactive commissioner and producer, Oli brings extensive experience to the team .

 

 

 

Krzysztof Mietlinski

Krzysztof Mietlinski

Team Leader

Krzysztof joined as Team Leader in March 2015.

Krzysztof is an expert in delivering complex technology projects.

 

 

 

Some Fun Facts

Lots of interactive events and TV shows have been powered by the Tectonic Platform world-wide.

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TV viewers used the Tectonic Platform (without knowing it):

9

 Leading broadcasters using the platform

60

 Average speed for processing interactions at peak (milliseconds)

100000

Interactions handled per second

Our Service

TV broadcasters use the tectonic platform to manage interactive services across platforms, including iOS, Android, Facebook, Twitter and mobile responsive websites.

Our Award Winning Platform

Our Award Winning Platform

Live Connection

x-wifi The Tectonic Platform maintains a real connection with up to millions of applications. So, when the TV presenter says “and you at home play along”…viewers can. And, as a broadcaster, you can message all those viewers in real-time whilst they are watching the show. Because The Tectonic Platform is built on bespoke, dedicated hardware and infrastructure, we are in complete control of how it scales; unlike the public cloud which does not scale in a predictable manner.

 
 

Mass Scale

Mass Scale The Tectonic Platform handles in excess of 50,000 interactions per second. So, when the TV presenter says “you at home, tell us what you think”…viewers can. The Platform handles the peaks of TV votes with elegance.

 
 

Revenue

pound The Tectonic Platform is plugged into lots of frictionless payment methods. So, you can generate revenue from viewer interaction.

 
 

Rapid Development

x-clock We provide easy-to-use wizards, SDK/APIs and dashboards for setting up new votes, polls, competitions and quizzes for iOS, Android, Facebook apps and websites. So, TV broadcasters and production companies can create and test interactive services quickly, at scale. Application developers can use our APIs to scales their applications and ensure compliance.

 
 

Data Security

x-iso Tectonic Interactive appreciates that 100% data security is crucial to our customers. So, data security is built into our technology and our business processes. We are certified for compliance with the ISO 27001 data security standard. So, TV voting results are secure as is any personal details of people who have voted.

 
 

Controlled Access

x-key Many organisations are involved in the management of live interactive services. So, we give the rights holder the online tools to control who has access to which services, functions and screens at an individual level. This ensures that only authorised people get the secure access appropriate to their role.

 
 

Regulatory Compliance

x-OFCOM The Tectonic Platform is highly scaled and fully auditable. Everything is logged. So, TV broadcasters can maintain and demonstrate compliance with regulation and codes of practice.

 
 

Social

x-social The Tectonic Platform is fully connected to Facebook and Twitter. So, as an app developer, you can make interactions social, in real-time.

Work

Some of our projects


  • In-App Voting

    X Factor
  • BBC Sport & BBC Music live votes

    BBC
  • Real-Time Vote Aggregation across phone, mobile and online

    The Voice
  • In-app Voting and Live Polls

    Big Brother
  • In-App Voting Gateway Across 31 Territories

    Eurovision Song Contest
  • Real-Time Voting during live performances with an instant pay-off in-studio

    Channel 4
  • Real-Time Voting during live TV performances

    Endemol
  • Vote Aggregation

    Shed Media
  • Big Brother In-App Voting and Live Polling

    Channel 5

  • In-App Voting

    X Factor
  • BBC Sport & BBC Music live votes

    BBC
  • Real-Time Vote Aggregation across phone, mobile and online

    The Voice
  • In-app Voting and Live Polls

    Big Brother
  • In-App Voting Gateway Across 31 Territories

    Eurovision Song Contest
  • Real-Time Voting during live performances with an instant pay-off in-studio

    Channel 4
  • Real-Time Voting during live TV performances

    Endemol
  • Vote Aggregation

    Shed Media
  • Big Brother In-App Voting and Live Polling

    Channel 5

Clients

Some nice things clients have said about us

  • Tectonic Interactive have created new and exciting ways to engage with our younger audiences.

    Chris Hurst, Digital Development Editor, BBC
  • Tectonic’s expertise was essential for creating the world’s first truly interactive live show. The Tectonic Platform is THE BUSINESS!

    Jody Smith, Multiplatform Commissioning Editor, Channel 4
  • Tectonic have proven themselves to be reliable and consistent in developing this platform and we are delighted to be working in partnership with them.

    Ann Cook, Director of ITV Interactive
  • We are completely satisfied. Tectonic are technically and operationally flawless when handling large-scale interaction for Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother.

    Melissa Goodwin, Head of Commercial Partnerships, Channel 5
  • The introduction of free in-app voting on The X Factor changed the broadcast landscape. The Tectonic Platform is a deserved award-winner.

    Kat Hebden, Head of Digital Fremantle Media UK
  • We were very happy with the way the vote aggregation this year, the first year of online voting for the VoiceUK

    Martin Trickey, Group Head of Digital at Shed Media Group
  • We only work with strong partners who understand the demands of Europe’s largest interactive TV event. From companies across Europe, we turned to Tectonic Interactive because they have the technology, the expertise and the team we knew we could rely on – and they did a great job. We look forward to working again on future projects.

    Alex Moulakakis, MD digame mobile, Germany
  • Tectonic’s technical solution was creative, robust and flexible. Tectonic are great to work with and the voting solution was reliable across massive voting volume on the live shows.

    David Flynn, Head of Creative, Endemol UK
  • Tectonic Interactive have created new and exciting ways to engage with our younger audiences.

    Chris Hurst, Digital Development Editor, BBC
  • Tectonic’s expertise was essential for creating the world’s first truly interactive live show. The Tectonic Platform is THE BUSINESS!

    Jody Smith, Multiplatform Commissioning Editor, Channel 4
  • Tectonic have proven themselves to be reliable and consistent in developing this platform and we are delighted to be working in partnership with them.

    Ann Cook, Director of ITV Interactive
  • We are completely satisfied. Tectonic are technically and operationally flawless when handling large-scale interaction for Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother.

    Melissa Goodwin, Head of Commercial Partnerships, Channel 5
  • The introduction of free in-app voting on The X Factor changed the broadcast landscape. The Tectonic Platform is a deserved award-winner.

    Kat Hebden, Head of Digital Fremantle Media UK
  • We were very happy with the way the vote aggregation this year, the first year of online voting for the VoiceUK

    Martin Trickey, Group Head of Digital at Shed Media Group
  • We only work with strong partners who understand the demands of Europe’s largest interactive TV event. From companies across Europe, we turned to Tectonic Interactive because they have the technology, the expertise and the team we knew we could rely on – and they did a great job. We look forward to working again on future projects.

    Alex Moulakakis, MD digame mobile, Germany
  • Tectonic’s technical solution was creative, robust and flexible. Tectonic are great to work with and the voting solution was reliable across massive voting volume on the live shows.

    David Flynn, Head of Creative, Endemol UK

Careers

We are looking for people who love creating new technology and want to be part of small team that cares about what it does.

If you don’t want to work for a big corporate, but like working with leading media companies like the BBC and ITV, get in touch.

In Kraków and London, we are recruiting for the following jobs:

Senior Javascript Developers

Javascript Developers

DevOps

Technical Project Manager

Tester Oprogramowania

Support Engineer

Data analyst (Job description coming shortly)

We are interested in good people. Whether you have years of experience or you want the chance to develop your skills, contact

jobs@tectonic.it