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MTG launches Sochi Legends companion app with Monterosa

Monterosa Sochi LegendsModern Times Group’s MTGx digital accelerator unit has licensed second screen specialist Monterosa LViS Studio cloud-based platform to launch a companion game for the Winter Olympics, Sochi Legends.

Sports fans can test their knowledge by 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.

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, according to Monterosa.

The platform is also being used by sports media and technology company Deltatre for Canada’s CBC and by TV2 Norway to power a mobile app for the Olympics.

“Modern audiences expect to be able to engage more with the content they love, and MTG aims to help them. 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,” said Fergal Walker, managing director for MTG’s audience interaction solution Like.tv.