Television Business International Announces Winners of 2022 Content Innovation Awards

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

Retail Innovation

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

Best Documentary

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

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