BBC’s Eastenders “Who Killed Lucy Beale?” Competition Run on Tectonic Platform

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Tectonic Interactive provides high-capacity competition service for the BBC’s “Who Killed Lucy Beale?” competition

EastEnders fans have been glued to one of soapland’s biggest ever mysteries since Good Friday 2014. They used their detective skills in an online competition to win a tour of Albert Square as the storyline heads towards its climax this month, during EastEnders 30th Anniversary week.

The competition was widely promoted on-air, online and via social media utilising the Tectonic platform.

If you know the answer, sorry, the competition is now closed.

“The BBC selected Tectonic Interactive to provide the online competition service, hosted on the award-winning Tectonic platform. The service was designed to handle the peaks of traffic experienced during the live shows and conform with the rigorous BBC policy on data protection and compliant winner selection.”

Celebrity Big Brother Successfully Launches Voting on Android and iOS

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The Tectonic Platform enables live voting and real-time audience polling for Big Brother UK

Following the success of in-app voting via iOS in 2014, voting was added to the Android app for the January 2015 launch of Celebrity Big Brother.

Via the app, home viewers can now vote to save or evict contestants throughout the series of Celebrity Big Brother on the most popular mobile platforms. In addition, live polling enables the home audience to give their views on issues of the day.

The Tectonic platform is used for both voting and polling on iOS and Android for Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother.

“We introduced live polling and paid in-app voting for Big Brother in summer 2014 using Tectonic Interactive’s platform and, by popular request, we have now extended this to Android.

Tectonic are technically and operationally flawless when handling large-scale interaction and they continue to support Channel 5 with new strategic initiatives.””Melissa Goodwin, Head of Commercial Partnerships, Channel 5

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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

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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