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THEBIGWORDGROUP GETS THE WORD OUT TO MTV EUROPE MUSIC AWARDS VIEWERS WITH LIVE TRANSLATIONS


Wednesday, 28 November, 2007

thebigwordGroup enters the media translation space with contracts from MTV & Forbes.com

New York, NY -- Viewers of the MTV Europe Music Awards were able to learn about the show as well as receive live updates translated into their native language thanks to translation services provided by thebigwordGroup. thebigwordGroup is establishing itself in the media industry as a world-class translation agency as the MTV Europe Awards contract comes on the heels of a translation contract from Forbes.com.

thebigwordGroup was contracted by MTV Europe to translate the MTV EMA's editorial for online and mobile as well as the live award results as they came through that evening, totalling approximately 221,435 words in 12 Languages. Standing by with translators and project managers the live translations provided by thebigwordGroup, MTV had this to say about the results, "The Awards went very well - much thanks to thebigword and your translators!"

Now in their 14th year, the MTV EMAs are the biggest event on Europe's music calendar. This year's show was hosted by hip hop legend Snoop Dogg and included performances from global stars such as The Foo Fighters, My Chemical Romance, Avril Lavigne and Mika. Justin Timberlake lead the competition with four nominations, including the Best Solo Artist, Ultimate Urban and Headliner awards.

"Digital Media is an increasingly important platform for MTV and its brand partners," said Mark Bamber, Director of Digital at VBSi, MTV Networks International. "We wanted to bring the EMAs to a much wider European audience and this year was the biggest yet - our digital success exceeded our own expectations and having localized, well translated sites was a key ingredient to this success."

In other media news, Forbes.com recently contracted thebigword to help translate content on a global scale. thebigwordGroup CEO, Chris Ball comments, "Our quick turnaround and fluid processes have allowed us to be very attractive to media companies. News by nature needs immediate attention in order to stay 'hot off the press.' thebigword has put into place processes and technology that are perfect for media companies because we can quickly tend to embargoed news or live news that needs to be distributed quickly to different outlets. We are very pleased to be working with prestigious companies like Forbes.com and MTV and look forward to expanding our translation services with them."

About MTV Networks International

MTV Networks International includes the premier multimedia entertainment brands MTV: Music Television, VH1, Nickelodeon, TMF (The Music Factory), VIVA, Flux, Paramount Comedy, Comedy Central, Game One and IFILM. MTV Networks' brands are seen globally in 506.7 million households in 160 countries and 32 languages via 141 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 300 digital media properties. The company's diverse holdings also include interests in television syndication, digital media, publishing, home video, radio, recorded music, licensing & merchandising and two feature film divisions, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies. MTV Networks is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).

About thebigword Group
thebigword is one of the world's leading translation service providers, with offices in New York, Chicago London, Japan, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, and most recently, China. Offering a global reach, thebigword is a multifaceted corporation allowing customers to experience the best in translation services encompassing the best technology solutions in the industry. With 30 years of experience working in the automotive industry, thebigword understands the processes involved in producing high quality, accurate and specialised translations. With a global network of over 7,500 linguists, including translators and interpreters, who operate in 150 languages and 500 language pairs across 77 countries, thebigword translates for a broad range of industries including finance, sales and marketing, healthcare, manufacturing and IT. Services provided by thebigword include: interpreting, multimedia voice over, eLearning, and web site translation and localization. For more information visit: www.thebigword.com.