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Sky, Sony BMG, Taptu, 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 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:

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

Win PLC

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 Entertainment
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 - 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.

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