Wednesday 19th September 2007; 00.01am/...London. Google, EA, Nokia, Ministry Of Sound and MTV were among the winners at the second annual ME Awards last night.
Recognising innovation, creativity and the people who work in mobile content, the event attracted nearly 400 representatives from media, technology and entertainment companies around the world.
The wide range of categories covered all aspects of the mobile entertainment space, including hardware, software and B2B applications. Google won best mobile search provider, Nokia picked up the award for best handset company, EA for best games publisher and Ministry of Sound for best music label. 3 UK and Digital Chocolate scooped the awards for the second year running in the best operator and best games developer categories respectively.
The ME Awards also recognised Ralph Simon, Chairman Emeritus, MEF Americas, with the Special Achievement Award for his contribution to the mobile entertainment content industry.
The MEAwards were sponsored and supported by Nokia along with SEGA, Player X, Glu Mobile, Showcard Systems and Gamer TV.
“With over 100 different finalists, the ME Awards honoured the entire length and breadth of the industry,” said Tim Green, executive editor, Mobile Entertainment Magazine.“The fact that over 400 individuals from the mobile content business gathered together in London to celebrate the industry’s greatest achievers is a huge endorsement of the ME Awards as the ones everyone wants to win.”
The winners in full:
Services And Hardware
Best Video and TV Service Provider
Best Music Service Provider
Best Games Service Provider
Best Billing Provider
Best Managed Service Platform
Best Mobile Publishing Platform
Best Mobile Marketing and Advertising Service Provider
Best Search Provider
Best Community Service Provider
Operators and Handsets
Best Handset Company
Development And Publishing
Best Imaging Company
Best Gambling Company
Best Adult Services Company
Best D2C Content Service
Best Music Label
Ministry of Sound
Best Video Producer
Best Games Developer
Best Games Publisher
Outstanding Contribution: Special Award
Ralph Simon, Chairman Emeritus, MEF Americas
Companies attending the ME Awards included: MTV, ITN, Warners, Nokia, SEGA, Glu, 3, T-Mobile, Orange, Sony Ericsson, Vivendi, Player X, Bango, EA Games, I-Play, Sony BMG, THQ Wireless, RealNetworks, Rok Entertainment, Spin3, Groove Mobile, News International, Universal, Vodafone, O2, Gameloft, Google, Codemasters and Terraplay.
The ME Awards 2007 are sponsored by Nokia, SEGA, Player X, Glu Mobile, Showcard Systems and Gamer TV.
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.