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Meffys winners showcase vibrant mobile entertainment industry

24 June 2009, London - The Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF) last night unveiled the winners of this year’s coveted Meffys awards at a sold out gala dinner in London. The Meffys, in association with the Nokia for third year running, were hosted by Hardeep Singh Kohli, who captivated the audience with his quick wit and passion for mobile.

The winning entries of the sixth annual awards once again provided a snapshot of the range of products, services, apps and projects, from the newly launched to the tried and tested, driving the mobile entertainment industry forward.

This year’s winners represented America, Britain, Denmark, Finland, India, Norway, Russia and Turkey, underlining the Meffys as the global benchmark for recognizing success and innovation.

A new award for Business Intelligence highlighted the Industry’s growing focus on building definitive metrics and analytics, key to sustaining investment and building on its long-term success.

Rimma Perelmuter, MEF Executive Director said: “In these times of economic uncertainty, MEF is proud to celebrate a $32 billion industry whose relevance and focus continues to inspire innovation and growth.  The 2009 Meffys nominees are a testament to the industry’s robustness and the central role that mobile is playing in engaging and entertaining consumers around the world."

Meffys 2009 Winners

Games
Gameloft - ‘Real Football 2009’  

Music Service
24-7 Entertainment -‘TDC Play’

TV & Video Service
BBC - ‘BBC iPlayer on Mobile’ 

Content
20:20 London - ‘Thmbnls Interactive Mobile Drama’

Social Networking
Handmade Mobile Entertainment - ‘Flirtomatic’

Search & Discovery
MTS - ‘MTS Super Search’

Ad Campaign
TURKCELL - ‘Tone&Win’

D2C Service
GetJar - ‘GetJar’

Application
Opera Software - ‘Opera Mini 4.2’

Technology Innovation
Nokia - ‘Ovi Store’

‘Mobile First’ Innovation
Hungama Digital Media -‘Tata Sky’

Business Intelligence
comScore & the GSMA in partnership with all UK operators -  ‘GSMA Proof of Concept’

Innovative Business Model
Orange - ‘Dolphin Pay-As-You-Go Package’

Quality of Experience
Dolby Laboratories - ‘Dolby Mobile’

Handset
INQ Mobile - ‘INQ¹ - The World’s First Social Mobile’

Outstanding Contribution
Dr Antero Taivalsaari - Principal Investigator, Sun Microsystems Laboratories
Mark VandenBrink - Motorola Fellow & VP

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About Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF)

The Mobile Entertainment Forum was formed in 2000 to represent companies throughout the entire mobile entertainment value chain.  It is the global trade association for the mobile media industry and takes a proactive role in thought leadership, best practise initiatives, regulatory policy and the sharing of knowledge to deliver competitive advantage to its diverse membership.

With global headquarters in London, a Hollywood-based Americas secretariat, an Asia and the newly expanded EMEA branch, MEF’s network of members represents a veritable ‘Who’s Who’ of mobile entertainment businesses and entrepreneurs. For more information and a full list of members please visit:

www.m-e-f.org or http://www.m-e-f.blogspot.com/

 








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