“I’m A Celebrity .. Get Me Out Of Here!” 2015 – ITV breaks new records for in-app voting

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For the very first time viewers voted for free on the brand new I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! App and the level of audience interaction hit a record number.

One million viewers opened the app to place votes on the first show.

Throughout the series 2.7 million voters placed a total of 57.5 million votes for free via the app.

In the final 9.6 million votes were cast – this was the biggest in-app vote result in the UK .. ever.

The key to success was the scale and resilience of the Tectonic voting platform which enabled unprecedented numbers of viewers to vote on the Bushtucker trials and to save their favourite contestants.

As the Tectonic platform handles millions of users simultaneously and scales to handle sudden surges of activity, it supported the public vote and provided the validated accurate vote result in real-time to Ant and Dec live on-air.

The in-app free voting levels were phenomenal. I am delighted that, with our partners at Tectonic, we were able to support unprecedented levels of voting to bring our viewers even closer to the action.Ann Cook, ITV’s Director of Interactive

This was fantastic. The huge level of viewer interaction via in-app voting shows that there is a win/win/win for the viewers, the production team and for the show’s sponsors. I am proud of the team and it’s a real pleasure working with such an innovative broadcaster.”Andy Shaw, Tectonic Interactive’s CEO

Introducing the all-new I’m A Celebrity… app!

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

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