Sky, Sony BMG, Taptu, O2 and Apple were among the winners at last nights third annual ME Awards.The ceremony, which rewards creativity, innovation and those who work in the mobile sector, attracted nearly 400 guests 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.
Tim Green, executive editor of Mobile Entertainment magazine, said: “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. 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:
Best Video Service Provider
Best Music Service Provider
Best Games Service Provider
Best Transactions Provider
Best Managed Service Platform
End2End Content Services
Best Publishing Platform
Best Advertising & Marketing Company
Best Search Provider
Best Communities Company
DEVELOPMENT AND PUBLISHING
Best Imaging Company
Best Gambling Company
Best Adult Company
Best D2C Company
Best Music Label – SPONSORED BY 24/7 Entertainment
Best Video Producer
Best Games Developer
Best Games Publisher – SPONSORED BY IMR EXECUTIVE
OPERATORS AND HANDSETS
Best Handset Company
GRAND PRIX - Outstanding contribution to mobile entertainment
Anssi Vanjoki, Executive Vice President, Markets, Nokia
The ME Awards 2008 were hosted by Mobile Entertainment magazine and were sponsored and supported by Nokia, Glu, Sega, Momac, Player X, 24/7 Entertainment and IMR Executive.
They have been 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.
Mobile Entertainment magazine is the international monthly for everyone in the wireless leisure community. It is published by Intent Media.
The ME Awards are managed by ME publisher Intent Media and Barrington Harvey.