“Best Entertainment App” Award

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The Singer Takes It All wins the “Best Entertainment App”

Recognising app excellence and innovation across the ecosystem, the annual Appsters Awards took place in the O2 Arena on Wednesday 12th November hosted by comedian John Robins.

The Singer Takes It All was the world’s first truly interactive show which ran on Channel 4 throughout August 2014. It demonstrated that real-time interaction is both technically possible, at scale, and makes compelling TV. Viewers simply had to press a button on their app, to then see the pay-off on screen just seconds later. The 15% audience engagement level was a new record.

On the first show, 15% of the audience interacted with the show – a record for Channel 4 and Uk television.
2.4 million votes were cast by more than 142,000 viewers.

The show was developed by Endemol, live voting was developed on the award-winning Tectonic Platform and the app was developed by Chunk Games.

BBC Sport launches Live Voting in-app

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The BBC launches voting with instant results across BBC Sports.

Following on from the popularity of viewer and listener voting on issues ranging from where Wayne Rooney should play to the best goal of the World Cup, live results voting is now available on BBC Live Pages and in the BBC Sport app.

The BBC uses the Tectonic Platform to run votes across it’s entire sports coverage, ranging from the Ryder Cup to the Premier League.

With the new service, BBC Sport journalists can set up new votes in seconds and results are published in real-time.

Channel 4’s “Singer Takes It All” gets almost 15% of viewers voting

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Channel 4 has hailed the launch of real-time voting show The Singer Takes It All as a “massive success” after it registered a record proportion of viewers taking part.

A New record For Live Audience Interaction

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.

The new entertainment format launched on Friday night to a live audience of 991,000 with a record 14.3% of the audience interacting live with the show.

That beat C4’s previous interaction record, which was set by The Million Pound Drop in May 2011, when 12.4% of the audience interacted with the show.

Channel 4 multiplatform commissioner for entertainment Jody Smith told Broadcast that The Singer Takes It All’s app was the commercial broadcaster’s “most successful launch”.

“We’re amazingly happy with it. It’s a totally different concept, but people really got it and we saw consistent voting all night,” said Channel 4 head of entertainment Justin Gorman.

Technical issues in the studio hampered proceedings in the early stages of the show, but Gorman insisted the app was “faultless”, adding: “It’s a live show. We never say never, but we don’t anticipate any issues next time around.”

Endemol UK chief creative officer David Flynn claimed that at one point the voting peaked at “22,000 a second”.

Download surge

The number of people downloading the app had increased “ten-fold” since the show began at 9pm on Friday, he added, from 30,000 downloads at the start of TX to 300,000 at the time of writing.

The Singer Takes It All app is currently the most popular free app in the Apple Store, and the most downloaded entertainment app for Android devices.

The voting platform was porvided by Tectonic Interactive, the app was developed by Chunk Digital

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“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.