MIPCOM announces the winners of the Mobile TV Screening & Awards 2006. The international trophies were awarded on Oct. 11, 2006, in a packed auditorium at the 22nd edition of MIPCOM. The winning titles were chosen by an international grand jury from a total of 23 nominated projects.
Sponsored by Orange, Ericsson and the Korean Broadcasting Commission, the Mobile Screenings & Awards 2006 call-for-entries opened as of July this year and brought in a record number of 290 entries from 34 countries, a 30% increase in submissions from 2005.
Paul Johnson, director of Reed MIDEM's television division, comments, "Mobile TV represents a growing opportunity for the audiovisual content industry. By creating and hosting the Mobile TV Awards at MIPCOM we aim to play an active role in promoting the development of made-for-mobile content and facilitating commercial transactions on a global level for both TV and film."
The international grand jury presented a "Mobile TV Award" to the most compelling project in each category. The grand jury included the following members: Kurt Sillén, head of grand jury & vp, Ericsson Mobility World, Ericsson AB (Sweden); Jean-Charles Fitoussi, filmmaker (France); Nicoletta Iacobacci, head of interactive TV, EBU / UER TV Department (Switzerland); Russell Kagan, md, International Program Consultants Inc. (U.S.); and Mun Yeon Kim, ceo of Joongang Broadcasting Co. (Korea).
In addition to the grand jury awards, a Grand Prize for Best Innovation in Mobile Content was awarded by Orange.
The MIPCOM Mobile TV Awards 2006 winners are :
Best Original Made-for-Mobile Film or Video ContentJOKES, Green Paddy Animation Studio (Taiwan)
Best Repurposed Content From Existing Film or TV PropertyON THIS DAY IN HISTORY (OTDIH), ITN ON (U.K.)
Best Made-for-Mobile TV ChannelNHK Mobile-G Channel, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.) (Japan)
Best Format for Interactive Mobile TVFORGET THE RULES, Global Dilemma Pty Ltd. (Australia)
Best Mobile Format for User-Generated Content3 Mobile's See Me TV service, 3 Mobile (UK)
Orange Grand Prize For Innovation SOCCER ADDICTS, Buongiorno (Italy)
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