May 15, 2006 13:22 ET

MobileMonday Global Peer Awarded to ComVu

HELSINKI, FINLAND--(CCNMatthews - May 15, 2006) -

Mobile Industry Leaders Choose ComVu as Favorite for B2C Product/Service Category

ComVu, a leading company in the personal mobile video broadcasting industry, was awarded the top prize in the business-to-consumer category of the MobileMonday Global Peer Award held in Helsinki, Finland. Canadian ComVu was selected by the 15-country jury, out of 21 finalists from around the world, for its PocketCaster, a live video broadcasting solution from a mobile phone to a global audience.

ComVu president, Olaf Lohmann demonstrated PocketCaster to the judges table, and the Award was later presented to ComVu by event sponsor, Nokia. The award is based on nominations and judging done by peers who are at the center of mobile business development around the world: MobileMonday chapter founders and organizers. The Peer Awards nominees truly represent the best products/services from global mobile business hotspots in two categories: business-to-consumer (B2C), and business-to-business (B2B). Each chapter nominates one product/service for each of the categories.

The 2nd annual MobileMonday Global Summit brought together mobile business leaders and over fifteen hundred participants from around the globe. The event conference sessions focused on mobile trends and visions, as well as profitability for businesses and fun for consumers. Illustrative of the global nature of MobileMonday Global Peer Award, Norwegian-made Opera 8 Mobile Browser, nominated by MobileMonday Japan, won the business-to-business category.

"We feel honored that the leading technical innovators and business leaders from the mobile world chose PocketCaster as the winner of the global peer B2C Award. This strong validation illustrates to consumers and operators, that ComVu has enabled a truly innovative, useful and entertaining service," says William Mutual, ComVu CEO. "We'd particularly like to thank MobileMonday Vancouver chapter for nominating us for this award; it's an exciting time for all of us to be a part of this rapidly evolving mobile industry."

ComVu sits at the forefront of converging developments in wireless and entertainment, where mobile phones are gaining high-end cameras and powerful processors, and where everyday people are creating and sharing their own content. With the push of a button on a camera phone, now bloggers, citizen reporters, families, friends and corporate professionals can broadcast events live to a worldwide audience.

About ComVu

ComVu Media, Inc. offers the first service for broadcasting live video from a mobile device to a global audience. Viewers can watch real-time video streams on mobile devices or desktop computers. In creating a personal broadcasting service, ComVu has pioneered two fields: transmission from a mobile device and the world's first ''do-it-yourself" streaming video network. ComVu's mobile service integrates: "one button" live video streaming capabilities, automated video archiving on ComVu's servers, and a secure broadcast video blog. For more information please visit

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