Spoke Chosen to Help STV Increase Interaction with its Consumers

written by: Richard Kastelein

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spokeConsumer engagement specialists Spoke are proud to have won the tender for a two year contract with STV.

Spoke has been tasked with creatively increasing interaction between STV and its consumers, to help them build relationships and connect with communities on air and online.

Elizabeth Partyka, Deputy Director of Channels at STV, said:

"We understand the importance of engaging with our consumers across multiple platforms. We chose to partner with Spoke because of their experience providing interactive services to other broadcasters and digital media companies but also because of their creative ability and deep understanding of cross-platform consumer engagement."

Jane Thomas, Interactive Services Director for Broadcast at Spoke, commented on the win:

"We're delighted to add STV to our portfolio of broadcast clients. Being creative partner and service provider will allow Spoke to demonstrate our creativity and trusted service delivery and we look forward to implementing innovative ideas to increase interaction between STV and their consumers."

Spoke, who offer social TV and other interactive services for numerous broadcasters, will become STV's partner for the provision of mobile and other interactive services. STV broadcasts on Channel 3 in Scotland, reaching over 4 million viewers each month with first class programming including soaps Emmerdale and Coronation Street, big drama productions, entertainment hits The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent, strong home-grown productions and the most comprehensive local news service in the UK.

STV has also recently been awarded Local TV licenses for Edinburgh and Glasgow.

 

 

About the Author

Richard Kastelein
Founder of The Hackfest, publisher of TV App Market and global expert on Media & TV innovation, Kastelein is an award winning publisher and futurist. He has guest lectured at MIT Media Lab, University of Cologne, sat on media convergence panel at 2nd EU Digital Assembly in Brussels, and worked with broadcasters such as the BBC, NPO, RTL (DE and NL), Eurosport, NBCU, C4, ITV, Seven Network and others on media convergence strategy - Social TV, OTT, DLNA and 2nd Screen etc.

He is a Fellow of the UK Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and UK Royal Television Society (RTS) member.

Kastelein has spoken (& speaking) on the future of media & TV in Amsterdam, Belfast, Berlin, Brussels, Brighton, Copenhagen, Cannes, Cologne, Curacao, Frankfurt, Hollywood, Hilversum, Geneva, Groningen (TEDx), Kuala Lumpur, London, Las Vegas, Leipzig, Madrid, Melbourne, NYC, Rio, Sheffield, San Francisco, San Jose, Sydney, Tallinn, Vienna, Zurich...

He's been on advisory boards of TEDx Istanbul, SMWF UK, Apps World, and judged & AIB awards, Social TV Awards Hollywood, TV Connect & IPTV Awards.

A versatilist & autodidact, his leadership ability, divergent and synthetic thinking skills evolved from sailing the world 24000 miles+ offshore in his 20′s on sailboats under 12m.

He spent 10 years in the Caribbean media & boating industry as a professional sailor before returning to Europe, to Holland.

A Creative Technologist and Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Metis) his career began in the Canadian Native Press and is now a columnist for The Association for International Broadcasting and writes for Wired, The Guardian & Virgin. His writings have been translated into Polish, German and French. 

One of Kastelein's TV formats was optioned by Sony Pictures Television in 2012. 

Currently involved in a number of startups including publishing TV App Market online, The Hackfest and Tripsearch TV. As CSO for Worldticketshop he helped build a $100m company.

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