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Sky introduces free second screen voting with Monterosa's LViS

Sky have adopted Monterosa's LViS Studio to power secure, free second screen voting for the finals of their hit talent show Got To Dance.

The dance format presented by Davina McCall is in its fourth series. It previously used online payments and credits for voting, but Sky have now adopted the solution provided by LViS Studio, in order to provide audiences with a free option that works on web, mobile or Zeebox.

Tom McDonnell, Monterosa’s Commercial Director said: "We've made high volume, secure voting an integral part of LViS because we know that audiences don't want to pay to vote, and for broadcasters the opportunities for cross-promotion and continued engagement are more exciting than SMS and telephony revenues.

Aidan Conway, head of digital entertainment at Sky, added: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Monterosa to offer free-of-charge second screen voting, helping our viewers have their say in who is crowned the champion of this year’s Got To Dance.”

Sky One pilots gameshow using Monterosa's LViS for second screen

UK Pay-TV broadcaster Sky One and Warner/Shed owned Twenty-Twenty Television are piloting an interactive quiz fronted by Radio 1 DJ Sara Cox which uses Monterosa's LViS Studio platform to power the second screen play-along game.

Players at home will be able to play along live with the show in an LViS-powered HTML5 app available on web and mobile, before answering eight rounds of yes/no questions, based around morals. As an LViS Producer Partner, Twenty Twenty have the platform's speed and versatility to create a fully working game for the pilot.

Twenty Twenty Television will film Take on the Nation at Sky Studios in Brentford next week.

While they answer the questions within 60 seconds, Cox will speak with a selection of viewers via Skype to provide an insight into what the nation is thinking.

The questions are designed to take a “snapshot of the nation”, with three contestants in the studio guessing what percentage of viewers answered “yes” to the questions posed.

The contestant with the closest prediction will bank a sum of money and whoever collects the biggest pot at the end of the eight rounds will go through to the final, where they will battle the viewers at home to keep their prize.

Simon Brickle, Monterosa Managing Director said "The beauty of using LViS is that you can create a usable, good-looking HTML5 app quickly, which plugs into TV graphics and studio technology, and can live on any device or platform. It's brought time and costs down dramatically, enabling producers like Twenty Twenty to test interactive formats while in development".

 

Sky and Shine use LViS to deliver Take The Lead game for fans of hit dance format Got To Dance

Sky One and Shine-owned production company Princess have selected LViS to power "Take The Lead", their play-along game for fans of long-running hit dance format Got To Dance. The Davina McCall-fronted talent show features exceptional dancing talent and the game asks the audience to predict the outcome of each show in order to earn a maximum three star rating.

Using LViS APIs, the Monterosa creative team have developed the HTML5 adaptive play-along app in just a week. It features a series of live predictions created by the editorial team at Princess, and the ability for super fans to share their star rating and prove their Got To Dance prowess.

The game will reside on Sky.com and Zeebox.

Alex Button, senior producer at Monterosa said "The beauty of using LViS is that you can drop it into whatever context you like. In this case, Sky wanted to push the audience to both their website and to Zeebox."

"Sky are using LViS to economically deploy rich second screen interaction with their content. By leveraging the speed and flexibility of LViS, broadcasters can drive measurable ROI from the second screen", said Tom McDonnell, Monterosa Commercial Director.

Tom McDonnell, Monterosa co-founder