Television Business International announces the winners of the 2022 Content Innovation Awards

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Irvine Welshs crime, Once upon a time in Londongrad and The Masked Singer were among the standout shows celebrating success at the 8th Content Innovation Awards (CIA) held tonight at Church House Westminster in London.

Companies including YouTube, Cineflix, Banijay Rights and BBC Studios took home awards in key categories at the annual CIA Awards, hosted by industry-leading title Television Business International (TBI).

Coinciding this year with Informa Tech’s Media and Entertainment Leaders Summit, also taking place at Church House Westminster tomorrow, the CIAs are a coveted awards program that recognizes the very best in content and the achievements behind it, as well as the far-reaching ones of those who create the are changing today’s streaming and TV industry around the world.

Among the special award winners honored this year were Anders Jensen, CEO of Viaplay, Filippa Wallestam, EVP and Chief Content Officer of Viaplay, Deborah Williams, CEO of Creative Diversity Network, and Shaun Keeble, VP of Digital of Banijay Rights .

The judges for this year’s CIA Awards include Annika AllenHead of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at All3Media; Mikiko Nishiyama, EVP of international business development at Nippon TV; sean henryVP, Content Strategy & Acquisitions, Kids EMEA at Warner Bros. Discovery; Bea HegedusExecutive Managing Director, Sales at Vice Media Group; Datta Daveco-founder and partner at Tulsea; As long as AttwoodEVP at Blue Ant International; jeff fordSelf-employed Advisor; Paul Robinson, CEO at Cartoon Channel! Worldwide; David EllenderCEO of Studios at Chicken Soup for Soul Television Group; Maria Rua AguteSenior Director Media and Entertainment at Omdia; Richard MiddletonEditor at TBI; Pink HughesVP of Sales for UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand at Red Arrow Studios International; Jonathan BroughtonHead of Strategy Department of EBU; Siobhan Crawfordco-founder of Glow Media; Stuart ThompsonEditor at Digital TV Europe and Nathalie LethbridgeFounder of Atonic Digital.

The CIA Awards winners are as follows:

Best Animated Children’s Program

Bold animations for Moomin Valley

Best Short Form Series

YouTube originals for In space with Markiplier

sales innovation

Amagi Corporation for Amagi CONNECT – an end-to-end content marketplace for FAST platforms

entertainment format of the year

Bandicoot for The Masked Singer

Best live action program for kids

YouTube originals for The Training Badges

reality show of the year

Banijay rights for hunted

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 & Innovation Award

YouTube originals for dear earth

Rising Star Award

Shaun Keeble, Vice President Digital, Banijay Rights

Children’s start of the year

Shaftesbury for Ruby and the fountain

Best Documentary

YouTube Originals and The SpringHill Company for I promise

Best Recurring Drama Series

Banijay rights for Peaky Blinders (Season 6)

The Representation and Inclusion Award

Keshet International for Ellie Simmonds: A World Without Dwarfism

Excellent contribution to the content

Anders Jensen, CEO, Viaplay

Filippa Wallestam, EVP and Chief Content Officer, Viaplay

Competitive Show of the Year

Bandicoot for The Masked Singer

Factual entertainment program of the year

YouTube originals for Race for Britain

Series start of the year

BBC Studios Distribution for The 1% Club

Best Debut Drama Series

Cineflix rights for Irvine Welsh’s crimes

Excellence in the TV Award

Deborah Williams, Executive Director, Creative Diversity Network

For more information on the Content Innovation Awards, visit the CIA official website at

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