The Grand Final of Eurovision-2004 Song Contest takes place in Istanbul on May 15. The Russian audience can watch the contest live broadcast on Channel One Russia.
This year Russians have an opportunity to vote online for their favorite performers by making telephone calls or sending SMS. Channel One Russia has selected official partners for vote arrangement – leading Russian telecom operator Rostelecom and leading provider of interactive TV services Soyuztelecom.
Soyuztelecom voting service is based on CBOSS proprietary CBOSSvote hardware/software solution. Soyuztelecom is a customer of CBOSS Association.
CBOSSvote enables online interaction with wide audience via marketing researches, polls, free and paid contests, trivia games, betting, etc. CBOSSvote receives participants’ answers to predefined questions, saves the information on calls to the database and aggregates it for further analysis.
To participate in a voting or contest, the subscriber can call or send an SMS or USSD message to a dedicated number and receive the vote subject and multiple-choice questions. If the subscriber knows the vote subject and possible answers, he/she can post an answer. Voting can be also arranged on a web site.
Several TV channels have already enjoyed the advantages of CBOSSvote to arrange interactive voting in "Stars Factory" project (Channel One Russia), "One of Two" (MuzTV), etc.