Hiru TV Mobile App which was nominated to represent Sri Lankan Media Apps at the UN-based World Summit Award Mobile 2014 has been shortlisted to the final list of 202 Best Mobile Apps in the World. HIRU TV, Sri Lanka’s Number One TV Channel, recognized for its creative and high quality programs and credible news, It’s mobile apps (for android and iOS) too lives up to this reputation and offers a rich unique entertainment experience beyond the shores of Sri Lanka to connect the globally scattered Sinhala speaking diaspora. It is significant that the app has connected many homes and villages in Sri Lanka to their family members working or living overseas specially the Sinhala speaking migrant worker communities in the Middle East. It has commendably converged the old media of television with new media of ubiquitous mobile devices to bring to its audience Hiru Live TV, favorite TV programs, up-to-the-minute news reporting, articles, photos, videos and blogs in a dynamic and personalized way. Hiru TV’s Mobile App is the ONLY MEDIA APP from Sri Lanka to compete at the WSA 2014. The Hiru TV Mobile App is powered by Lotus Technologies (Pvt) Ltd, the Digital Media Arm of Asia Broadcasting Corporation (Pvt) Ltd.
457 Mobile Apps were nominated from 98 United Nations Member States out of which, the jury has short listed 202 best Mobile Apps. Hiru TV Mobile App is now in the pool of projects for jury round 2. Out of these 202 projects the jury will now select the 40 winners to be invited to the World Summit Award-Mobile Global Congress 2014/15 in Abu Dhabi, Feb 1st to 3rd 2015.
About the WSA-mobile:
Organised by the International Center for New Media (ICNM) in Salzburg, the World Summit Award Mobile is a global initiative within the framework of, and in cooperation with, the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), in collaboration with UNESCO, UNIDO and UN GAID. Abu Dhabi, as the city of the award’s key partner ADSIC (Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre), will be the host for the WSA-mobile Award. Related story published below :http://www.hirunews.lk/88966/hiru-tv-mobile-app-only-media-representing-sri-lanka-in-global-world-summit-award-2014