• The prize acknowledges the digital multiplatform entertainment offer around the animation movie Planet 51, over other finalists like Walt Disney Company or CBS
Madrid, June 24th, 2010–. Zed Group, the multinational company based in Spain, devoted to digital entertainment and comprising the companies Zed, Ilion, and Pyro Studios, has won the Meffy Award in the Cross Platform Content category, competing with other finalists like The Walt Disney Company, CBS, Hungama and Fun Little Movies. Zed Group has won the cross platform Meffy thanks to the 360? digital entertainment offer around Planet 51 in recognition of digital content convergence. The Meffy Awards are conceded by the Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF) and represent a wide international point of reference in acknowledging success and innovation in the mobile entertainment and media industries.
The computer animated movie Planet 51 and the global entertainment offer developed around it exemplify Zed Group’s capabilities and multiplatform vision. Ilion Animation Studios launched the film in November 2009, premiering in more than 170 countries. At the same time, Pyro Studios launched the video game for consoles, and Zed developed a wide offer for mobile and Internet services: an online gaming universe, a full catalogue of content for personalization, two mobile games -one for iPhone-, as well as a broad social games offer.
The Meffy’s 2010 gala, which took place on June 21st in London’s Covent Garden, gathered 300 representatives from the global digital entertainment sector, including operators, studios, equipment manufacturers, copyright owners, producers, and media groups.
Miguel L?pez-Quesada, Zed Group General Manager, Corporate Communications and Institutional Affairs declared:”We are very proud to have been acknowledged at global level competing with long established companies in the field of entertainment. This award reinforces once again our growth and expansion chart over the last decade.”
This recognition adds to other important awards like the Goya to the best animation picture for Planet 51, the FICOD Award from the Spanish Department of Industry in 2007 and 2009, the Best D2C Company (Direct to Consumer) in the 2008 ME awards, or the 2008 Sony Ericsson Content Awards within the category“It’s all about entertainment” amongst others.
This very week, Zed Group has launched a new social game, InGenius, which has already entered the Top 20 Game list for Facebook users growth.
About Zed Group
Zed Group, a multinational company with its head office based in Spain, is dedicated to cross platform digital entertainment. The group operates in 61 countries across 5 continents, with five development centers (United States, China, Russia, India and Spain) and 2,500 employees, 50% of them dedicated to R+D+i.
The Zed Group comprises three companies: Zed Worldwide, the world’s leading mobile content provider, which distributes its products and services to over 2,000 million people through agreements with more than 150 mobile operators worldwide. Zed develops products and services for Internet, PC, mobile and TV. Ilion Animation Studios produces state-of-the-art computer-animated movies. Its first feature movie, "Planet 51" premiered in over 170 countries, becoming the highest grossing Spanish film worldwide in 2009, and won a Goya Award for Best Animated Movie. The third company, Pyro Studios, is a video game developer responsible for "Commandos", considered one of the most important franchises in gaming history. It reached #1 in over 25 countries, selling more than five million copies worldwide.
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