|[April 08, 2009]
AlwaysOn Unveils the Coveted 2009 OnHollywood 100
LOS ANGELES --(Business Wire)--
AlwaysOn, the media network that provides an open and participatory editorial environment, today announced its highly anticipated OnHollywood Top 100 Private Companies list, featuring the top emerging companies in digital media and entertainment. The list will be showcased at the 2009 OnHollywood event taking place April 27-29, 2009 at the Sofitel Hotel in West Hollywood, California.
AlwaysOn editors compiled the fourth annual OnHollywood 100 with assistance from KPMG's emerging business group, KPMG VC Practice. The OnHollywood 100 were selected from more than 500 nominations made by venture investors, investment bankers, and technology insiders.
Companies demonstrating innovation, market traction, and significant technological advancements in the following sectors were selected to be part of the OnHollywood 100: consumer services, content delivery platforms, digital content publishers, enabling tools, gaming, and mobile.
Each OnHollywood 100 winner demonstrated leadership in innovation, market opportunity, commercialization, media buzz, and stakeholder value creation.
"This year's OnHollywood 100 companies represent the future of entertainment and spotlight how technology and digital media have and will continue to deeply impact the entertainment industry as we know it," said Tony Perkins, founder and CEO of AlwaysOn. "Despite the economic downturn, the pace of innovation continues to progress, making this year's selection even more difficult. We are pleased to see what 2009 has in store for the entertainment industry, and we are happy to reveal the 2009 OnHollywood 100."
The OnHollwood 100 is available online at:
The 2009 AlwaysOn OnHollywood 100 digital media and entertainment winners are:
Or Die Networks
Raptr (cateogry winner)
World Sports Network
ZillionTV (Newcomer of the Year)
Content Delivery Networks
Auditude (category winner)
Cast It Systems
Digital Content Publishers
Real Girls Media
Tapulous (category winner)
Laser Light Engines
Peanut Labs Media
Rotohog (category winner)
OnLive (Overall Winner)
PlaySpan (category winner)
Social Gaming Network
Viximo (category winner)
The 2009 OnHollywood event brings the most cutting-edge thought leaders together with Hollywood's digital entertainment executives to discuss and develop innovative solutions to transform the entertainment industry. Companies involved in OnHollywood will discuss online video content, venture capital, online advertising, digital technology in movie theaters, the future of journalism and news reporting, virtual worlds, and Web entertainment.
For more information on the OnHollywood 100 and the upcoming OnHollywood event visit the Web site at http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/31243.
ALWAYSON ignited the open-media revolution in early 2003 by being the first media brand to launch a global blog network. In 2004, ALWAYSON continued to lead the media industry in innovation by introducing a social network where members can connect and engage. ALWAYSON is also revolutionizing the media business by applying its open-media principles to its executive event series (STANFORD SUMMIT, ONHOLLYWOOD, ONMEDIA, VENTURE SUMMIT EAST, VENTURE SUMMIT SILICON VALLEY, GOINGGREEN WEST and GOINGGREEN EAST) and quarterly print "blogozine" by empowering its members to post and share their ideas and meet each other online. As our loyal readers know, ALWAYSON is committed to the free-market, merit-driven approach to reporting and event programming. No other media brand has dared to create such open interaction with its readers and event participants.
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