Viigo Named As Finalist in 8th Annual Canadian New Media Awards

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The industry's most prominent advocates and entrepreneurs to be awarded on November 18

The CNMA's nomination not only recognizes Viigo's rapid emergence as the content and services platform of choice for smartphones, but it also illustrates the massive potential for our company in a space that many are calling the fastest growing application marketplace the world has ever seen. In this space, Canadian companies are world leaders.

Viigo Inc. (http://www.viigo.com), developer of the popular mobile content and services delivery platform for smartphones, has been recognized as one of Canada's new media leaders. Viigo is one of three finalists to be named Most Promising Company of the Year as part of the 2008 Canadian New Media Awards (CNMA). A Canadian celebrity host will be joined by industry supporters on November 18, 2008 to celebrate and present 14 Pixel Awards at CiRCA in Toronto.

"We're honored to be one of the finalists," said Mark Ruddock, CEO, Viigo. "The CNMA's nomination not only recognizes Viigo's rapid emergence as the content and services platform of choice for smartphones, but it also illustrates the massive potential for our company in a space that many are calling the fastest growing application marketplace the world has ever seen. In this space, Canadian companies are world leaders."

"The CNMA recognizes great talent and work in the Canadian digital interactive industry," said Adam Froman, Founder of CNMA and President and CEO of Delvinia. "This year 43 finalists from across 14 award categories demonstrate the innovation and creativity driving the success of the Canadian interactive and new media industries."
The 43 finalists hail from across Canada with 24 finalists from Ontario, 8 from BC, 8 from Quebec, 1 from Alberta, 1 from Saskatchewan, and 1 from Manitoba. More information about the 2008 finalists can be found on: http://www.cnma.ca/index_e/07finalists.html

The CNMA is also happy to announce the continued partnerships with Deloitte and RBC Royal Bank for the following award categories.

  •     The Company of the Year - sponsored by leading professional services firm Deloitte. Deloitte managed this award's selection process; finalists were chosen through a confidential interview process by a panel from the consulting, legal, financial and venture communities.
  •     The Most Promising New Company of the Year - sponsored by RBC Royal Bank, this category continues to identify companies to watch by recognizing Canadian companies less than two years old. Each nominated company complete an interview process to qualify.

About Viigo
Viigo Inc. develops and markets one of the world's most popular mobile content and services applications for smartphones. With over 5,000 channels and information services, Viigo's community of subscribers enjoys up-to-the-minute access to news, weather, sports, stocks and finance, entertainment and blogs in one intuitive, simple, freely downloadable application. Founded in 2004, Viigo Inc. is a privately held company with its corporate headquarters in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For more information, visit http://www.viigo.com . To download Viigo onto your device, go to http://www.getviigo.com from your mobile browser.

About the Canadian New Media Awards
The Canadian New Media Awards (CNMA) were established in 1999 to promote and celebrate excellence within the digital interactive industry. The Awards recognize the accomplishments and outstanding contributions made by Canadians working in this sector. Judges from across the country select 43 finalists and 14 winners from hundreds of entries submitted in featured categories that showcase the world-class skills of the new media industry's top talent, services and products. Each year, hundreds of business and new media professionals from across Canada gather to honour the country's top talent, services and products at the Gala Awards Ceremony. The Awards are presented in partnership with Telefilm Canada, Deloitte and RBC. For further information, visit http://www.cnma.ca.

About nextMEDIA: Monetizing Digital Media
nextMEDIA: Monetizing Digital Media is a digital entertainment, interactive advertising, and technology conference dedicated to connecting all sides of today's rapidly evolving digital media marketplace. The event brings together key decision makers from advertising, broadcasting, publishing and new media to look at the many ways digital content can be monetized.

About Achilles Media
Achilles Media Ltd. is an international events management company serving the television and digital media industries. Achilles Media Ltd. events include: Canadian Innovation Exchange (April 29 - 30); nextMEDIA: The Future of Digital Content (June 6 - 8, 2008); The Banff World Television Festival (June 8-11, 2008); Just Comedy (July 17, 18th ); History Makers: International Summit of History and Current Affairs Producers (January 17 - 19, 2008); and NATPE Mobile++ (January 28, 2008).

For further information, please contact:

Tannis Wengel
Canadian New Media Awards        
905-598-2544

Cathy Mertl
VP, Product Marketing
Viigo Inc.
+1 (416) 640-9915

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