Aspiro shortlisted for Meffys in both TV and Music categories
The finalists for the eighth annual Meffys have been announced, naming both Aspiro TV and Aspiro Music as finalists in the TV and music categories respectively. The winners of the international mobile entertainment and media industry awards will be announced at the industry’s premier awards gala in London on July 7th.
Selected over five days of live judging by experts from 40 national and industry media, as well as analyst houses, this year’s finalists, according to Meffys, highlight the most innovative and successful apps, services, content, business models and technology from across the globe. It is the forth consecutive year that Aspiro’s TV unit is named finalist in the prestigious awards, and the second year for Aspiro Music service WiMP, which was launched last year.
The 2011 Meffys winners will be unveiled during the special gala awards dinner which will be the culmination of two days of insights, networking and celebration for the leaders of the expanding mobile ecosystem.
”Once again being recognized by the global industry is of course a confirmation for us, that we are delivering compelling and innovative products. Aspiro is becoming a leading player in music and TV streaming, and we are in strong growth, aiming for additional launches this year" said Gunnar Sellæg, CEO of Aspiro.
Also shortlisted in the Meffys category for Best TV & Video Service are companies CBS Interactive for TV.com app, Orange for Cinéma Séries App, Saffron Digital for Media Hub and X2TV. Last years winner was CBS Mobile for ‘TV.com Android & iPhone Mobile’.
Also shortlisted in the Meffys category for Best Music Service are companies Hungama Mobile for Aircel MusicConnect, Omnifone for Sony’s Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity, Qatar Telecom for Backstage Mobile Music and Shazam. Last years winner was Shazam for “Shazam Encore”.
For more information, please contact: Kristin Castillo Eldnes, Head of Corporate communication and IR, +47 908 07 389, or Gunnar Sellæg, CEO, +47 901 81 528, .
Aspiro in Brief
Aspiro has unique positioning as the world's only provider of both streaming music and TV services delivered as a complete hosted white label service to partners. Aspiro also delivers its music streaming service WiMP direct to consumers on selected markets. Aspiro utilize over ten years mobile technology and retail experience, delivering its premium services to companies worldwide including T-Mobile, Telefónica O2, Telenor, 3, TeliaSonera, BBC, Aftonbladet, mBlox, TVNorge, Entel and VG. Aspiro is listed on the Nasdaq OMX Stock Exchange in Stockholm. 2010 sales for continuing operations were SEK 262 m and the company has some 115 employees.