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Cracking on with in app voting for ITV’s Love Island

Cracking on with in app voting for ITV's Love Island

The summer of Love Island is officially over and as the public crown Amber and Greg as their favourite couple on Mallorca, this has been a record breaking season for viewer interaction

Tectonic Interactive’s vote platform is used by ITV for all its big brand shows, and powered the voting for another hugely successful series of Love Island

Over 9.5 million votes were placed across the series and on the final vote weekend, the public placed more than 2.7 million votes, up 11% year on year. Voting peaked at 9846 per second.

Peter Mossman, Director of Production, Interactive. – “Tectonic are our first choice for mass voting events at ITV. Their professional approach and track record mean they continue to be our trusted partner”

Charlene Butler, Project Manager at Tectonic “We at Tectonic know how important it is for votes to run smoothly and compliantly.  It is great to provide a trusted voting platform that integrates with TV programme apps to give audiences the power to vote on their favourite shows. 

A big thank you to Monterosa, who build the programme app, and to ITV Interactive who produce the votes and operate the Tectonic platform. It has been a pleasure to work on this project.”

VOTING ON THE TV WEEK LOGIE AWARDS DEMONSTRATES AUSTRALIAN AUDIENCES ENTHUSIASM FOR LIVE INTERACTIVITY

Great Success for Logie Awards 2019 with voting by Tectonic

For the second year in a row, Tectonic worked with Bauer Media to deliver live public voting for the TV Week Logie Awards, broadcast live on the Australia’s Channel Nine.

The Tectonic voting service was integrated with the nowtolove.com.au website, with viewers able to vote for nominees in 11 categories, including the coveted TV Week Gold Logie Award, for the most popular personality on Australian TV.

Viewers were authenticated by the Google Firebase platform, with vote integrity being secured through viewers having to submit a 4 digit PIN code that was sent to their Australian mobile number, ensuring that they could only cast a maximum of 1 vote per category.

Tamika Hennessey (TV Week Logie Awards Project Manager) ‘The Tectonic platform has enabled us to conduct live public voting as the stars walked down the red carpet. Building on from the success of last year, we saw excellent levels of engagement from the audience, which is a fantastic result for the awards, and a really positive trend to see.

From a Bauer Media perspective, the whole project with Tectonic has again run entirely smoothly and efficiently, from set-up, through to thorough testing and rehearsals, and onto the final execution during the live show with tight turn-around times’.

TECTONIC POWERS VOTING ON THE VOICE AUSTRALIA 2019 INTEGRATED WITH THE 9NOW WEBSITE

Great Success for The Voice 2019

For the fifth season in a row Tectonic were chosen to successfully deliver voting for The Voice Australia.

As a first for the show, this season the voting functionality was integrated with the broadcaster’s 9now.com.au website rather than via a stand-alone app for the show. Viewers were also authenticated via the broadcasters own single sign-on system for the first time.

Kate Bolas (Head of Commercial ITV Studios Australia)

“We were really pleased with the results of the switch from in-app voting to integrating with the 9Now website. The change delivered a record number of votes, drove significant levels of user sign-ups and ongoing engagement for the broadcaster’s own web platform.

ITV places great value on the partnership with Tectonic, they are very much an extension of the ITV team. Always a safe set of hands working through complex solutions their attention to detail, foresight and contingency planning are second to none. We look forward to our next successful project with team Tectonic.”

Great Success for The Global Awards

Great Success for The Global Awards 2019

Tectonic Interactive was proud to work with Global on the 2019 Global Awards, a national awards show celebrating the stars of music, news & entertainment across genres in the UK and from around the world.

The Global Awards brought together the UK’s best loved radio stations including Capital, Capital XTRA, Heart, Classic FM, Smooth, Radio X, LBC and Gold with the awards categories reflecting the music, programmes and news aired on each station. Listeners viewed categories and nominees on the Global Awards website and cast their all-important votes.

Tectonic Interactive’s secure voting platform made this possible. Millions of votes were cast across sixteen categories in a range of genres between December 2018 and February 2019.

The Global Awards ceremony was held on Thursday March 7th 2019, at London’s Eventim Apollo where the results were announced. XXX bagged XX Global Awards.

Andy Shaw, CEO Tectonic Interactive said “We were delighted that Global chose the Tectonic voting platform for such a prestigious event. The response from listeners from the various radio networks was tremendous.”

James Hickman, Director of Digital and Video at Global Media, said, “We chose Tectonic Interactive because they are specialists in voting platforms and they provided us with a secure solution quickly. They are great to work with.”

Global runs hundreds of the UK’s biggest and best music events and festivals every year, including Capital’s Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium and The Jingle Bell Ball at London’s O2. The two companies hope to work together on future projects.

Tectonic Interactive Voting Platform Powers a Record-breaking Love Island Final

Tectonic Interactive Voting Platform Powers a Record-breaking Love Island Final

3.6 million viewers tuned in for the final of Love Island series 4ITV2’s biggest audience ever, up on last year’s final by 1.0 million viewers, up on the series 2 final by 2.2 million viewers, and up on the final to the first ITV2 series by 2.8 million viewers.
 
The Love Island final was the most watched programme in its slot across all channels and the most watched programme for 16-34s, with 1.6 million 16-34 viewers.
 
Tectonic Interactive, ITV’s partner for interactive platforms, provided the TV voting platform which enabled viewers to vote throughout the series. Over 2.5 million people used the Love Island app to place over 10.6 million votes throughout the series.

Peter Mossman, Director of Production and Strategic Delivery, ITV Interactive, said:
Tectonic Interactive’s voting platform continues to give us the confidence we need to invite ITV’s live viewing audience to engage directly with their favourite programme formats. Voting continues to be a key engagement tool within our peak schedule and this platform gives a seamless user experience. This is increasingly important as we develop our Direct to Consumer business and Tectonic Interactive have yet again proved themselves to be an excellent partner.

Rafal Krol, Tectonic Interactive’s Operations Manager, said:
It’s so satisfying to see such large numbers of people voting with passion. We do a lot of work behind the scenes to trial the voting in the app and we load test the platform to ensure that the technology works faultlessly on the night. We have recently expanded the team and the new guys are amazed at the tech. It’s a pleasure having our hard work rewarded with a seamless user experience and a massive amount of interactions handled simultaneously”.

 

Tectonic delivers the first ever public voting during the live TV Week Logie Awards ceremony

Tectonic delivers the first ever public voting during the live TV Week Logie Awards ceremony

Tectonic were chosen by Bauer Media to deliver the first ever live public voting on all popular categories during the red carpet TV show for the TV Week Logie Awards on the Australian Nine Network.

The Tectonic voting service was integrated with the nowtolove.com.au website, with viewers able to vote for nominees in 10 categories as the stars were walking down the red carpet during the TV broadcast.

The Google Firebase platform was used to authenticate and secure viewers using their Australian mobile numbers, and to ensure that they could only cast a maximum of 1 vote per category.

Tamika Hennessey (TV Week Logie Awards Project Manager) ‘This was the first time that public voting on all ten popular categories extended into the red carpet component of the Awards telecast, and we needed to ensure the total integrity and security of the results within a short turn-around time for announcements on-air.

Tectonic were the logical choice of partners, and didn’t let us down. The whole voting process from scoping and set-up, though to execution, ran smoothly and efficiently’

Tectonic Interactive Delivers BBC’s ‘Plastics Action’ Initiative as Part of ‘Plastics Watch’

TECTONIC INTERACTIVE TO DELIVERS BBCS PLASTICS ACTION

Tectonic Interactive is proud to provide a new public participation site, Plastics Action, for the BBC. The website is part of a BBC initiative to enable the whole of the UK to become Plastics Action heroes by choosing one (or more) of five suggested actions to reduce their plastic footprint. Chosen in consultation with leading organisations in the field, the five small changes that can make a big difference are starting to use a re-useable bottle, coffee cup, straw, lunch box or shopping bag. Audiences can also take part by making their own suggestions. During this initiative the BBC will gather information from across the UK, broken down by age range and region, in order to see what individuals are doing through the Plastics Action website, which has been produced in partnership with The Open University. Tectonic Interactive will be working with the BBC and the Open University to bring the data to life and show people how they are making a difference.

The initiative forms part of the BBC’s Plastics Watch campaign, including new programme commissions and digital content, as part of a pan-BBC initiative looking at the changes happening across the UK and the wider world in tackling plastic pollution, following the huge global impact of Blue Planet II.

In a short film launching Plastics Watch released by the BBC, Sir David Attenborough says: “We hoped that Blue Planet II would open people’s eyes to the damage that we are doing to our oceans and the creatures that live in them. I’ve been absolutely astonished at the result that that programme has had. I never imagined there would be quite so many of you who would be inspired to want change. The strength of your response has not gone unnoticed in the corridors of power, or in business boardrooms. The actions of any just one of us may seem to be trivial and to have no effect. But the knowledge that there are thousands, hundreds of thousands of people who are doing the same thing – that really does have an effect – so please join us.

Andy Shaw, CEO Tectonic Interactive said “We were delighted that the BBC chose the Tectonic voting platform for such an important initiative. We love to provide innovative and robust solutions to support mass participation and we expect a great response from the public.

TECTONIC POWERS RECORD-BREAKING VOTING ON THE VOICE AUSTRALIA 2018

TECTONIC POWERS RECORD-BREAKING VOTING ON THE VOICE AUSTRALIA 2018

For the fourth season in a row Tectonic were chosen to successfully deliver in-app voting for The Voice Australia

Results this year broke records for the show, with over a million votes cast during the grand final vote, and a peak of over 7,000 votes per second during an Instant Save event, which is a record in the Australian market

Kate Bolas (Commercial Manager ITV Studios Australia) ‘We rely on the Tectonic team to deliver the central voting component of the format, and yet again they delivered for us, and were a pleasure to work with’.

ITV Technology awards for Tectonic Mass Voting and Interaction platform

Award for Tectonic Interactive from ITV

On 7th February, ITV Technology invited suppliers and partners to London Television Centre to their ‘ITV Insiders’ event. ITV newsreader, Alistair Stewart OBE gave awards to three of ITV suppliers for their unique contribution.

We were honoured to receive one of only three awards for ITV Partners of the Year for the services we provide to ITV. They include the Tectonic Mass Voting and Interaction platform, competition services and the Viewer Support Portal.

Alistair Stewart said:
“Tectonic continuously provide outstanding support, are fantastic partners and advocates for ITV, and constantly deliver on time and always on budget, living the ITV business in every way. They always work to the highest standards that are demanded within Interactive’s highly regulated environment, meeting every challenge with meticulous detail.”

Thanks to the ITV team for this award, you are a pleasure to work with. Oh, and the Tectonic team really appreciate being appreciated.

Tectonic Deliver CITV’s Share A Story Competition

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Tectonic Interactive provided the 2016 Share A Story competition to CITV. Young winners worked with Michael Rosen.

CITV’s Share A Story is a creative writing and drawing competition. It gave kids a chance to let loose their imaginations. Children, aged between 5 and 12, submitted stories which were short-listed for a public vote.

Children’s Author and Poet, Michael Rosen, is the Share a Story ambassador. The winners won a once in a life-time opportunity to work with Michael to develop their stories in a special writing workshop in London.

Tectonic Interactive provided the service to enable a winner to be decided by the public in each age category.

The Winners from each age group are here.

An interview with Michael Rosen