Antwerp, Belgium—September 19, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Turn Off the Lights Browser Extension for YouTube and Beyond NAMED FINALIST FOR BEST Websites, Web Services & Applications IN THE 7th ANNUAL LOVIE AWARDS
Fans Can Vote Online to Help Turn Off the Lights Win EU Internet’s Top Honour: peopleslovie.eu
Antwerp — 19 September 2017 –Turn Off the Lights announced today that it has been named a Finalist for Best Websites, Web Services & Applications in The 7th Annual Lovie Awards.
The Lovie Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the most prestigious honour in Europe for excellence across websites, online advertising, internet video, mobile sites, apps & podcasts and social. IADAS, which selects the Lovie Award Winners, is comprised of Internet industry experts including Musician Imogen Heap, Dan Howell (danisnotonfire), Actor/Writer Stephen Fry, Vic Hayes (“‘Father of Wi-Fi”), Robin Chase (Founder, Buzzcar), Alexander Ljung, Founder & CEO of Soundcloud and Corinne Vigreux (Co-Founder, TomTom).
“Turn Off the Lights has excelled in its category, showing fantastic prowess in digital innovation and creativity,” said Nicolas Roope, Executive Chair of IADAS. “This award is a testament to the skill, ingenuity and vision of its creators.”
As a Finalist, Turn Off the Lights is eligible to win a People’s Lovie Award, which is voted online by fans across the globe. From now through 5 October, Turn Off the Lights fans can cast votes at peopleslovie.eu.
All Winners will be honoured at the 7th Annual Lovie Awards ceremony at Picturehouse Central in London on 16 November 2017, where they will have an opportunity to deliver a “Declaration of Lovie” acceptance speech. A full list of The Lovie Awards Finalists can be found at peopleslovie.eu.
About Turn Off the Lights
“Turn Off the Lights” is a free browser extension, which dims the light of the website enabling more focus to the video player. The extension developed by Stefan Van Damme was initially released on 15th, December 2009 and since then has been regularly updated and enhanced with new features in order to meet user requirements.
About The Lovie Awards
The mission of The Lovie Awards is to recognise the unique and resonant nature of the European internet community—from Europeʼs top digital and creative networks and content publishers to cultural and political organisations and individual creators. Now in its seventh year, The Lovie Awards continues to celebrate the most resonant and pertinent stories in Europe. With entries from over 30 countries across the EU, the Awards reflect the tremendous growth of the internet as a tool for business and everyday lives. Work in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish and Dutch can be entered in five main category types: Websites, Internet Video, Online Advertising, Mobile Sites, Apps & Podcasts and Social. More information at lovieawards.eu. Partners and Sponsors of The Lovie Awards include Google, Adformatie, Creativepool, Digiday, The Drum, El Pais, FITC, FONK, Frankwatching, FrenchWeb, HuffPo España, It’s Nice That, Mobile Marketing Association, Netimperative, Ninja Marketing, NUMA, Springwise, and Tubefilter.
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About The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences
The Academy is an intellectually diverse organization that includes members such as Internet Co-inventor Vint Cerf, Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-Chief of Huffington Post Media Group, Twitter Co-founder Biz Stone, Chairman and Founder of R/GA Bob Greenberg, Co-Founder of Instagram Kevin Systrom, Executive Creative Director at Google Lab, Iain Tait, Mozilla CEO and Chair Mitchell Baker, Tumblr Founder David Karp, and Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, Lawrence Lessig. More information at www.iadas.net.
Name: Stefan Van Damme
Email: press @ turnoffthelights.com