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    Once.net partners with Fonix across the UK and Ireland for Eurovision 2024

    Douze points for Fonix as it underpins the voting run by Once.net across the UK and Ireland for Eurovision 2024

    Eurovision 2024 again showed that it isn’t just a music competition; it’s a cultural phenomenon that brings together nations, artists and fans from across Europe and beyond. After some fantastic performances, the results were counted and voters from all around the world came together to award the Swiss artist Nemo’s song ‘The Code’, the winning performance.

    While the acts are the main focus, one aspect often piques curiosity – the intricate voting system, orchestrated by Once.net.

    Once.net has been the official voting partner of the European Broadcasting Union for the Eurovision Song Contest since 2004. Each year, the company works with multiple telecoms and service providers to collect and count the votes during the live semi-final and grand final shows. This year, Once.net selected Fonix to manage the IVR and SMS voting across two territories – the UK and Ireland.

    Once.net had the complex task of running Eurovision voting for the whole event. It’s a huge responsibility as the vote combines judges’ votes from 37 countries and a mix of IVR, SMS, and paid online voting from the viewers from anywhere in the world. These scores are then combined to determine the final outcome within 10 minutes of the final performance.

    Stephen George, Fonix’s Partnerships Director comments: “It’s been fantastic supporting Once.net in both the UK and Ireland at Eurovision this year. They have been fantastic to work with throughout this campaign. A lot of hard work has gone into making sure multiple voting methods worked seamlessly across the territories, and it’s hugely rewarding when the event is such a success.”

    Thomas Niedermeyer, Managing Director of Once.net, adds: “Fonix has been instrumental to the successful voting at Eurovision 2024 in Ireland and the UK. Their smooth integration of SMS and IVR solutions, their dedication and commitment to the event ensured the best possible audience experience, so crucial for the success of the event. Our hardworking team at Once.net makes for a great partnership with Fonix.”

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