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Monterosa's LViS platform scoops Best Connected Technology Breakthrough award at the MediaTel Connies

Monterosa's LViS platform scoops Best Connected Technology Breakthrough award at the MediaTel Connies

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We're thrilled that LViS has picked up the MediaTelBest Connected Technology Breakthrough award. LViS is Monterosa's groundbreaking real-time multiscreen platform that makes it easy to create and deploy live interaction with TV and digital signage.

"The breadth of applications of the LViS platform was particularly impressive; as was the list of top tier clients that Monterosa have been able to sign"

The judges were impressed with the global traction achieved in a short space of time, and that LViS created "new forms of saleable media".

Developers or product managers can sign up for access at LViS.io and content producers or rights holders can see what's possible with LViS here

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Channel 4 Horse Tracker wins Best Technology by a Broadcaster award at the Sport Tech awards in London

Million Pound Drop play-along game

Channel 4 Horse Tracker, the real-time sports tracking app created by Monterosa and powered by http://lvis.io just won "Best Technology by a Broadcaster" at the Sports Technology Awards in London.

Now ready for its third Grand National, Horse Tracker uses real-time Turftrax tracking data and with sync powered by watermarking from Kantar Media (previously Civolution), the iOS and HTML5 app presents live maps, speed and other horse data to mainstream fans of The Grand National. It includes live odds integration and mobile advertising for sponsors.

Check out the case study here

The Million Pound Drop mobile app smashes through the three million downloads barrier.

One of Endemol’s biggest global formats, The Million Pound Drop is enduringly popular on the second screen, and the iOS and Android app has gathered a huge following since its release in 2012.

Fans continue to play along with the show in their droves, and an impressive 10% of users have also paid for the “Play Anytime” premium version of the game, plus a range of themed question packs - in the mobile and social gaming world, 2% is regarded as an excellent conversion rate.

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These impressive figures are testament to the value of a great TV format whose second screen game, for thousands of fans, is inextricably linked with its continuing ability to entertain.

Million Pound Drop mobile app downloads pass the 1 million mark

Channel 4 announced today that The Million Pound Drop mobile app has now hit over one million downloads just three months after its launch. The Million Pound Drop app was made by Monterosa for Remarkable Television, an Endemol company.

The mobile app launched on iOS in May and on Android in July this year following the success of the UK's most successful and award-winning play along show, The Million Pound Drop Live. The free app allows viewers to play along with the show and has a Play Anytime game mode (on iOS), which users can pay to unlock, allowing them to play whenever they like.

The web-based play along game is also being re-launched during the new series of The Million Pound Drop Live starting on Friday 14th September as part of the channel's Viewer Engagement Strategy. Users who register with Channel4.com will gain access to brand new game features which will increase the competitiveness of the game and help respond to the varied needs of its audience. New features include:

  • Players will earn achievements which reward skilful gameplay, e.g. surviving a game and correctly answering a consecutive string of questions
  • New system to allow players to compete against friends and other viewers
  • Players can track their score across a series - recording how much virtual money a player and their opponents have accumulated
  • Players need only enter their demographic details which create the in-show stats once, rather than every time they play

Jody Smith, Channel 4's Multiplatform Commissioning Editor, Entertainment and Comedy said: "The appetite for playing along with the show is as strong as ever, and we're pleased that the new mobile apps have extended the reach of the game.

David Flynn, creator of The Million Pound Drop Live said: "We know that the fans of the Million Pound Drop love playing along with the show. The huge success of the mobile app shows that the easier you make it to play along, the more people will want to get involved."