ME Awards 2008: The Industry Celebrates

Friday 26th September; 00.01am/...London. Nokia, Sony BMG, O2 and Apple were among the winners at last night’s third annual ME Awards.

The ceremony, which rewards creativity, innovation and those who work in the mobile sector, attracted nearly 400 delegates from over 120 companies in media, technology and entertainment around the world.

The wide range of categories covered all aspects of the mobile entertainment space, including software, hardware and B2B applications. Taptu won best mobile search provider, Apple picked up the award for best handset company, EA Mobile for best games publisher and Sony BMG for best music label. O2 UK and Ideaworks 3D scooped the awards for the best operator and best games developer categories respectively.

The ME Awards also recognised Anssi Vanjoki, executive vice president, markets, at Nokia with a special award for outstanding contribution to the mobile entertainment content industry.

“The mobile content market has had another blistering year, turbo-charged by the collective drive of Nokia, Apple, Google and others to take mobile rich media into the mainstream,” said Tim Green, executive editor of Mobile Entertainment magazine.“We’re delighted that nearly 400 execs came together last night to help us celebrate the industry’s amazing progress. Congratulations to all the winners.”

The winners in full:

SERVICES

Best Video Service Provider

QuickPlay Media

Best Music Service Provider

Shazam

Best Games Service Provider

Selatra

Best Transactions Provider

Bango

Best Managed Service Platform

End2End Content Services

Best Publishing Platform

Volantis

Best Advertising&Marketing Company

AdMob

Best Search Provider

Taptu

Best Communities Company

Flirtomatic

DEVELOPMENT AND PUBLISHING

Best Imaging Company

Fonestarz

Best Gambling Company

Probability

Best Adult Company

WAAT Media

Best D2C Company

Zed

Best Music Label– SPONSORED BY 24/7

Sony BMG

Best Video Producer

Sky

Best Games Developer

Ideaworks 3D

Best Games Publisher– SPONSORED BY IMR EXECUTIVE

EA Mobile

OPERATORS AND HANDSETS

Best Handset Company

Apple

Best Operator

O2 UK

GRAND PRIX

Anssi Vanjoki, Executive Vice President, Markets, Nokia

The ME Awards were sponsored and supported by Nokia along with Glu, Sega, Momac, Player X, 24/7 Entertainment and IMR Executive.

The ME Awards were designed to recognise the achievements of pioneering companies in imaging, music, games and more and are judged in secret by a jury of 400 carefully selected content business executives.

ME magazine is the international monthly for everyone in the wireless leisure community. It is published by Intent Media.

The ME Awards are managed by Intent Media and Barrington Harvey.

EVENT CONTACT:

KATHRYN HUMPHREY

BARRINGTON HARVEY

TEL: +44 (0)1462 456780

FAX: +44 (0)14562 456781

Kathryn.Humphrey@bhpr.co.uk

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