MEF announces inaugural noms

Aud can vote by SMS during ceremony for Best in Show

LONDON — Global trade org the Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF) has announced the nominations for its inaugural Mobile Entertainment Awards, to be held in London on June 6.

The nods, in three categories, includes entrants such as the games companies Infusion, Digital Bridges and Gameloft and the music specialists Musiwave and Shazam Entertainment.

“The MEF Awards … independently recognize creativity and success,” said Rimma Perelmuter, MEF general secretary. “It will promote the vitality and achievements of this vibrant industry, which can only accelerate the integration of mobile entertainment with other parts of the media sector.”

The judging was carried out by a seven-member panel of specialist journalists, including Daily Variety’s Neil McCartney.

The awards ceremony is a key part of MEF’s 4th annual Mobile Entertainment Market.

And the nominees are…

MEF Contribution to Mobile Games 2004
Digital Bridges – Digital Bridges’ Premium Brand Java Retail Packs
Gameloft – Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell
Ideaworks3D – ‘N-Gage Arena’ – wireless gaming communities launch
In-Fusio – In-Fusio Mobile Games Services

MEF Contribution to Mobile Music 2004
Buongiorno Vitaminic – JukeBox
Chaoticom with Eurotel Praha – Eurotel Jukebox
Musiwave – Pictones™
Shazam Entertainment – Tagging Service

MEF Innovation Award 2004
Beactive, Produgues Interactivas – Sofia’s Diary
Ki-Bi Mobile Technologies represented by Icon mSolutions – “Ki-Bi™”
Tira Wireless – Tira Jump
Whoosh Group with mBlox – Real-time play-along of quiz shows via SMS

A special recognition award, to be chosen by the board of the MEF, will also be announced and the audience will get the chance to vote live by SMS for the category winner most deserving of the title MEF Best in Show 2004.

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