UPDATE: World-Wide Winners at IBC Innovation Awards 2015

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Tectonic Interactive, along with Channel 4, Endemol and Chunk, are awarded this year’s IBC Innovation Awards for Content Creation.

To quote IBC
“Three very different projects were contesting the award for most innovative project in content creation, embracing social media, local radio and sports oversight. The winning entry is the UK’s Channel 4 and its talent contest The Singer Takes it All. This was entirely dependent on an app, first to allow the contestants to audition karaoke-style, then for realtime voting on live shows to choose a winner. It was a witty and engaging way to recreate the excitement of live television. Technology partners were Tectonic Interactive, Chunk Digital, Endemol and Electoral Reform Society.”

We are proud to have developed the live interactive technology for the world’s first real-time interactive show. Being recognised by IBC as the most innovative projects out of 170 countries is truly fantastic.Andy Shaw, Tectonic Interactive’s CEO

IBC2015 Announce Innovation Awards Shortlist

Double Award Win at Broadcast Digital Awards 2015

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Best Multiplatform Project

Thanks to everyone! Tectonic Interactive, along with Channel 4, Endemol and Chunk, win TWO awards at the 2015 Broadcast Digital Awards for “Best Multiplatform Project” and “Best App”.

We’re really proud to have been selected by our peers in the industry and to have worked with such a great team.

One judge described it as “The best example yet of using the power of online to drive a TV viewing experience”

“Brilliant digital innovation” was how Channel 4 Chief Creative Officer, Jay Hunt, described the format.

Up against stiff competition, various judges were impressed by the immersive experience and the integral role the technology played in the show. “A truly cross-platform, engaging and fun app that allowed the audience to play a part in the programme”

Thanks everyone – it was a really great team effort!

Broadcast Digital Awards Winners and Finalists

“Best App” Finalist for Broadcast Digital Awards 2015

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Tectonic Interactive, along with Channel 4, Endemol and Chunk, are finalists for the 2015 Broadcast Digital Awards for “Best App”.

The app for the world’s first truly interactive show, “The Singer Takes It All” has been short-listed for this years Broadcast Digital Awards. Results will be announced on 24th June 2015.

Tectonic Interactive provided the technology which managed live interaction from 100,000s of viewers via the app.

Using the app, the home audience determined the outcome of contestants as they sang live – contestants were propelled forward towards the gold zone or ejected backwards in response to their popularity.

The new entertainment format launched with a record 15% of the audience interacting live with the show. Channel 4 multiplatform commissioner for entertainment Jody Smith described The Singer Takes It All’s app as the commercial broadcaster’s “most successful launch”.

To see all finalists.
For details on “The Singer Takes It All”.

Nominated For Digital Creativity by BAFTA

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Tectonic Interactive, along with Channel 4, Endemol and Chunk, have been nominated for the 2015 BAFTA Awards for digital creativity.

The nomination reflects the ground-breaking nature and success of Channel 4’s “The Singer Takes It All” – the world’s first truly interactive show where viewers decide the fate of contestants as they perform.

The new entertainment format launched to a live audience of 991,000 with a record 15% of the audience interacting live with the show.

Channel 4 multiplatform commissioner for entertainment Jody Smith described The Singer Takes It All’s app as the commercial broadcaster’s “most successful launch”. It was the first show where viewers saw a pay-off instantly on screen. It was truly the first of its kind.

“THE REAL-TIME TV VOTING PLATFORM, PROVIDED BY TECTONIC INTERACTIVE, HANDLED A PEAK OF 22,000 VOTES PER SECOND FROM 142,000 APP USERS. IN TOTAL 2.4 MILLION VOTES WERE CAST THROUGHOUT THE HOUR LONG SHOW.””

For more all BAFTA nominations click here.

The X Factor dominates digital platforms

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Tectonic Interactive helps ITV dominate digital platforms – Highest ever app downloads and viewer interactivity

The X Factor continues to break new records on digital platforms, broadcaster ITV and co-producers FremantleMedia and SYCO Entertainment announced today.

“Offering our viewers the chance to vote for free, within The X Factor app, has driven audience engagement with this year’s show to brand new levels across the live broadcast and beyond.

This incredible level of interaction has proven that fans really do want to engage with live shows in new and exciting ways and we’re excited to be able to continue to innovate, with our production partners, to make this easier than ever before.”Ann Cook, Director of ITV Interactive

As the series heads into its star-studded live final at SSE Wembley Arena this Saturday and Sunday, the show has enjoyed some of the biggest ever engagement numbers on key digital platforms.

The award-winning app, sponsored by Domino’s, has been downloaded more than 2.4 million times during this series alone, up more than 56% from last year. User sessions numbered 37.4 million, up a massive 83% from last year. The most popular app features were free voting and contestant profiles – both new additions for this series. In-app voting was developed by Tectonic Interactive for ITV and FremantleMediaUK Interactive and in partnership with the app developer Tellybug.

“The innovations we introduced this year, such as free voting and contestant profiles, proved really popular with our fans and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results.”Kat Hebden, Head of Digital, FremantleMedia UK Interactive

“The voting app has also revolutionized the way in which the audience can engage with the brand and is something that we look forward to building on in 2015.”Mark Brittain, Global Head of Commercial, Syco Entertainment

It is great to see The X Factor audience voting en masse since the introduction of free in-app voting.

ITV are an innovative broadcaster with exacting standards and the clarity of vision of their interactive team makes it a pleasure to work together.Andy Shaw, Tectonic Interactive’s CEO

For the full ITV Press Release, please click here

Free voting introduced to The X Factor app

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This year The X Factor fans can vote for free for the first time in the show’s history via App, available for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.
The App is free and so is the brand new voting element.

ITV’s broadcast interactive partner, Tectonic Interactive, has developed the voting service which enables home viewers to vote quickly and easily via their apps.

The service is highly scaled in anticipation of a great response from the home audience. This is another example of ITV working with Tectonic Interactive to create new opportunities for ITV viewers to engage with their favourite show.

If you don’t yet have the App, what are you waiting for? iOS users download the app here and
this one’s for you Android users.

“Singer takes It All” Trailer is released

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The trailer for The Singer Takes It All has been released.

Tectonic Interactive manages the live voting , so viewers at home can decide whether the contestants go forwards to the “gold zone” or are reversed towards rejection on, what Alan calls “the moving track thing”. You decide via the app – “hit” or “miss” in real-time.

It’s going to be great – download the app to take part.

The first show goes live on Friday 1st August.

Channel 4 launches first real-time voting talent show Singer Takes It All

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Channel 4 debuts a new format in August fronted by Alan Carr in which voters use an app to propel their favourite acts on a movable stage towards the “gold zone” and a possible cash prize.

Tectonic Interactive is providing the technology which underpins the interactive singing contest where viewers can vote in real time.

The Singer Takes It All is scheduled to air in late summer and allows audiences to vote in real time using a free app.

On set will be a movable 18-metre stage that can be manipulated by viewers depending on how they rate the act performing. The more popular the overall consensus is towards the act the act the closer it moves to a “gold zone”.

The contestants who spend most time in the gold zone will compete for a cash prize while the less popular acts will head to the back and a likely elimination.

The four-part series will be hosted by Alan Carr and does not feature any judges although celebrity guests will interact with the contestants.

It is due to air in August over in a weekend slot and is being made by Big Brother producers Endemol.