LONDON and CANNES, France, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Launching Real-Time Voting and new Production Formats on a Global Scale
- Enabling Participants to Purchase Votes Using 'Facebook Credits'
- Provides Broadcasters With Access to More Than 500 Million Facebook Users Worldwide
Mobile Interactive Group (MIG) today announces the integration of its Interactive Broadcast Platform (IBP) with social platform Facebook, enabling more than 500 million users* to interact and vote worldwide.
Having worked with Facebook and various broadcasters over recent months, MIG has successfully integrated the IBP with Facebook, giving fans of some of the world's most popular participation TV shows the ability to place real-time votes, enter polls, and competitions (sweep stakes) using their Facebook Credits (Facebooks virtual currency).
Rob Weisz, Commercial Director, MIG said, "We launched our Interactive Broadcast Platform (IBP) this January and the platform has already proven to be hugely successful for Sky's 'Got to Dance', enabling viewers to participate and vote via mobile internet and apps. The integration with Facebook Credits provides a fully compliant and secure way for broadcasters and production companies to deliver interactivity into a live environment and to drive viewer engagement via new channels.
"At present we're having strategic discussions with a number of key international broadcasters and other businesses and expect to make some significant announcements for prime time shows in the coming months."
How does it work?
It's simple - for example, fans of a participation TV show would access the show's Facebook Page, here they can purchase votes using Facebook Credits, view the show contestants and 'vote' for their favourite act to stay in the show in real-time. The IBP has been designed to integrate into existing Facebook Pages through a simple SDK. This integration enables a real-time feed of voting statistics into the broadcaster's production environment, allowing the broadcaster to count the votes for the show, ensuring all votes are fully auditable, secure, and compliant and collected within the voting window.
Having worked in the media industry for some years now, MIG has an in depth understanding of broadcast requirements. IBP's unique architecture means the platform has been built to facilitate the largest interactive formats in the world. The platform is available across a range of smartphone apps stores; mobile web and traditional web; can accommodate various price points to suit different broadcaster requirements and is available as a fully managed service or through an SDK.
Additionally MIG announced an exclusive three year partnership with ITV continuing their five year relationship and a two year contract renewal with FIVE in January 2011; has recently published strong financial results for 2010 listing a sustained increase in turnover of 15% from GBP68m in 2009 to GBP78m in 2010; and in March announced the acquisition of mobile technology, marketing and services company Golden Bytes International B.V. to fast track the reach of MIG's services into Europe.
About Mobile Interactive Group
Mobile Interactive Group (MIG) is a global integrated mobile and digital communications business and is the fastest growing privately owned technology company in the UK and EMEA.
Comprising a unique combination of services, MIG specialist disciplines include mobile technology and services provision; mobile billing, messaging and mCommerce; mobile advertising and marketing; multi channel digital solutions; the design, build and publishing of mobile internet sites and applications, and user experience design.
All platforms, products and applications are developed in-house and are MIG's proprietary technology. We currently serve multiple sectors including Technology Providers, Retail, Mobile Network Operators (MNO), Media, Broadcaster & Entertainment, Financial Services, Public Sector and Government Agencies, FMCG, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM).
We have over 300 clients including New Look, M&S, O2, Vodafone, ITV, Sky, Barclaycard, MoneySupermarket, NHS, COI, Walkers, Tropicana, Nokia, Samsung and more.
Whether your objectives are to drive customer acquisition, increase brand awareness, or encourage consumer engagement and participation - MIG can get involved at variety of levels to achieve the desired results across all mobile and digital channels. Innovation, technology, creativity and passion remain core to everything we do and we aim to help our clients understand the benefits of adopting a fully integrated, cross platform communications strategy.
To learn more go to http://www.migcan.com
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* Facebook statistics are updated frequently. The latest can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?statistics
http://www.migcan.com http://www.facebook.com For more information please contact: Tim Banks infomob PR [email protected] +44(0)7771-512-057 Emma Potter Head of Communications, MIG [email protected] +44(0)7739-902-473
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