Modern Times Group licenses real-time ‘Sochi Legends’ game

Second-screen platform provider Monterosa today announced that MTGx, the digital accelerator division of broadcaster Modern Times Group (MTG) has licensed LViS Studio to power its real-time sports game ‘Sochi Legends’.

LViS Studio is a cloud-based platform for broadcasters, sports producers and advertisers to create and monetize real-time, second screen games and experiences across mobile devices and social platforms, then integrate them with live TV graphics.

The Sweden-based media giant, anchored by Viasat Broadcasting, with 60 channels in 38 countries and a market cap of $3 billion, has adopted LViS and hired Monterosa’s Apps team to craft the live game.

Fans prove their knowledge by heading to the Viasat mobile site or app, and answering daily trivia questions to gain bronze, silver and gold medals. During live Ice Hockey games, they can also win medals and score points by correctly predicting events in the game. Over the course of the Olympics, players advance from ”Trainee” to the ultimate accolade, “Sochi Legend”.

The LViS platform provides components and APIs for developers to make high-volume, real-time interaction, including live trivia, predictions, leaderboards and a new competitions management service.

“Modern audiences expect to be able to engage more with the content they love, and MTG aims to help them,” says Fergal Walker, MD for MTG’s audience interaction solution “Sochi Legends enables sports fans of all ages to get a little closer to the 2014 Winter Olympics by taking part in daily quizzes and predictions. Leveraging Monterosa’s LVIS platform enabled us to develop this solution speedily and gives us the ability to repeat this and build on it for future audience engagement.”



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