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.”
The winners in full:
DEVELOPMENT AND PUBLISHING
Best Gambling Company
Best Adult Company
Best D2C Company
Best Games Developer
Best Games Publisher
Best Music Label
Best Video Company
Best Social Media Company
Best Video&TV Service Provider
Best Games Service Provider
Best Transactions Provider
Best Publishing Platform
Best Search and Location Company
Best Marketing&Advertising Company
Best App Store
OPERATORS AND HANDSETS
Best Handset Company
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 / email@example.com
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