ME Awards 2009: All the winners confirmed

Friday 2nd October/... Apple, BBC and Shazam were among the winners of the fourth annual ME Awards last night, with a special award going to Hungama Mobile's Neeraj Roy.

The ceremony, which rewards innovation and creativity in the mobile content sector, took place at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London. It attracted delegates from over 120 companies in media, technology and entertainment around the world. The awards recognised achievement in the following categories: development and publishing; services; handsets and operators.

It was a great night for Apple, which retained the Best Handset Company award, and for Flirtomatic, Shazam and Admob, all of which retained their awards from the 2008 event. First time winners included PlayPhone, Vodafone, Universal Music, Saffron Digital and others.

But the loudest applause of the evening went to Neeraj Roy, who became the fourth winner of the 'Outstanding Contribution to Mobile Entertainment' award. He received his prize forbuilding India's biggest content company, and for his energy in promoting the industry all over the world.

Reflecting back on a memorable evening, Tim Green, executive editor of Mobile Entertainment magazine, said:“The ME Awards event is a chance for the mobile content business to celebrate its amazing progress into the mainstream. And with the whole world obsessed with apps and widgets, it really feels like the industry is at the centre of things. Congratulations to all the winners.”

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The winners in full:

DEVELOPMENT AND PUBLISHING

Best Gambling Company

Cellectivity

Best Adult Company

Cherry Media

Best D2C Company

PlayPhone

Best Games Developer

Digital Chocolate

Best Games Publisher

EA Mobile

Best Music Label

Universal Music

Best Video Company

BBC

Best Social Media Company

Flirtomatic

SERVICES

Best Video&TV Service Provider

Saffron Digital

Best Games Service Provider

Metaflow

Best Transactions Provider

Ericsson IPX

Best Publishing Platform

Netbiscuits

Best Search and Location Company

Yahoo Mobile

Best Marketing&Advertising Company

AdMob

Best App Store

Apple

OPERATORS AND HANDSETS

Best Handset Company

Apple

Best Operator

Vodafone

SPECIAL AWARD

Outstanding Contribution to Mobile Entertainment

Neeraj Roy, CEO of Hungama Mobile

For more information about the ME Awards please contact Tim Green at Intent Media

01992 535646 / tim.green@intentmedia.co.uk

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