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
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
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 https://tmt.knect365.com/content-innovation-awards/.
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