LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Irvine Welsh Crime, Once upon a time in Londongrad and The Masked Singer were among the high-profile shows celebrating the success of the 8th Content Innovation Awards (CIA), which took place this evening at Church House Westminster in London.
Companies such as YouTube, Cineflix, Banijay Rights and BBC Studios have won awards in major award categories at the annual CIAs, which are run by industry-leading title Television Business International (TBI).
Coinciding this year with Informa Tech’s Media and Entertainment Leaders Summit, also to be held tomorrow at Church House Westminster, CIAs is a coveted awards program that celebrates the best content and those who undercut it. tend, as well as far-reaching achievements. people who are transforming today’s streaming and TV industry around the world.
Special award winners honored this year included Viaplay CEO Anders Jensen, Viaplay Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer Filippa Wallestam, Creative Diversity Network CEO Deborah Williams and Banijay Vice President Rights, Digital Shaun Keeble.
Judges for this year’s CIA awards include Annika AllenHead of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at All3Media; Mikiko Nishiyama, Executive Vice President of International Business Development at Nippon TV; Sean HenryVP, Content Strategy & Acquisitions, Kids EMEA at Warner Bros. Discovery; Bea HegedusExecutive Managing Director, Distribution at Vice Media Group; Datta Daveco-founder and partner at Tulsea; Solange Atwoodexecutive vice president at Blue Ant International; Jeff FordIndependent Consultant; Paul Robinson, Managing Director of Kartoon Channel! Worldwide; David ElenderCEO of Chicken Soup Studios for the Soul Television Group; Maria Rua AgueteSenior Director Media and Entertainment at Omdia; Richard MiddletonEditor at TBI; Rose HughesVice President of Sales for UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand at Red Arrow Studios International; Jonathan Broughtonhead of strategy at the EBU; Siobhan Crawfordco-founder at Glow Media; Stuart ThomsonEditor at Digital TV Europe and Nathalie LethbridgeFounder of Atonik Digital.
The winners of the CIA Awards are:
Best Animated Children’s Program
Courageous animations for Moominvalley
Best Short Series
YouTube Originals for In space with Markiplier
Amagi Corporation for Amagi CONNECT – an end-to-end content marketplace for FAST platforms
Entertainment Format of the Year
bandicoots for The Masked Singer
Best Live Kids Program
YouTube Originals for Training badges
reality show of the year
Banijay rights for hunt
Best True Crime Series
Rise Films and Universal International Studios for Once upon a time in Londongrad
Best Documentary Series
Banijay rights for Janet Jackson
The Sustainability and Innovation Award
YouTube Originals for Dear Earth
Rising Star Award
Shaun Keeble, VP of Digital, Banijay Rights
Kids Launch of the Year
Shaftesbury for Ruby and the well
YouTube Originals and The SpringHill Company for I promise
Best Returning Drama Series
Banijay rights for Peaky Blinders (Season 6)
The Representation and Inclusion Award
Keshet International for Ellie Simmonds: A World Without Dwarfism
Outstanding Content Contribution
Anders Jensen, CEO, Viaplay
Filippa Wallestam, Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer, Viaplay
Competition Show of the Year
bandicoots for The Masked Singer
Factual Entertainment Program of the Year
YouTube Originals for Race around Britain
Series launch of the year
BBC Studios Distribution for The 1% club
Best First Drama Series
Cineflix Rights for The Irvine Welsh Murder
Excellence in Television Awards
Deborah Williams, Managing Director, Creative Diversity Network
For more information on the Content Innovation Awards, please visit the official CIA website at https://tmt.knect365.com/content-innovation-awards/.
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