ITV’s Rugby World Cup App Launches with Tectonic In-Game Voting

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ITV has launched an interactive playalong app as a companion to its 2015 Rugby World Cup coverage.

The award-winning Tectonic Platform is powering in-game voting and ad-sychronisation.

ITV’s free iOS and Android app will give users the opportunity to vote as to whether a try should be allowed or not during Television Match Official decisions – live during match broadcasts. The app also provides the latest news from the tournament, pundit analysis and video highlights, along with a penalty-kicking game.

Ads and promotions from app sponsors Land Rover and Scottish Southern Electricity are integrated into the real-time interactivity encouraging brand engagement from rugby fans.

Our app is a great way for fans to get even closer to games, interact with the programme and share and debate with fellow rugby fans.

The live voting is central to the proposition and we selected Tectonic Interactive because of their track record for reliability during live events.

Tectonic have made the introduction of live interaction into the app easy and straight-forward.ITV online product manager, Ashley Fletcher

Download ITV’s free Rugby World Cup 2015 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

Lorraine’s High Street Fashion Awards launched by ITV’s Partner, Tectonic Interactive

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The High Street Fashion Awards have been launched on ITV’s popular morning show, Lorraine.

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ITV have selected their online interactive platform partner, Tectonic Interactive to provide the voting service. the vote runs from Monday 11th may to 12.00 noon on Monday 18th May 2015.

It is key for ITV to have robust and reliable platforms when asking the viewing public to interact with our shows. Tectonic have proven themselves to be reliable and consistent in developing this platform.Ann Cook, Director of ITV Interactive

ITV, quite rightly, has exacting standards to ensure that a high profile and popular vote works seamlessly. Following the successful introduction of in-app voting for The X Factor, we are delighted to provide a new service, web voting, for Lorraine’s High Street Fashion AwardsAndy Shaw, Tectonic Interactive’s CEO

About Lorraine’s High Street Fashion Awards

More details on Lorraine’s High Street Fashion Awards 2015

“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”.

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

For more details and to get the app, click here

BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing Competition run by Tectonic

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Tectonic Interactive provides high-capacity competition service for the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing

Earlier this month the BBC gave away a pair of tickets to the live final of Strictly Come Dancing. Viewers were invited to enter the competition online via the Strictly Come Dancing website.

“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.”

“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.

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.