Entertainment One, Discovery Networks International and ITV Studios Global Entertainment were among the big winners at TBI’s inaugural Content Innovation Awards here in Cannes.
More than 100 top-level programming and technology industry executives attended the event, which was held at the Carlton Beach in conjunction with TBI’s sister title, Digital TV Europe.
eOne was named International Production Company of the Year, while ITV Studios Global Entertainment fended off tough competition to win the Best Content Distributor gong.
DNI won the Best Series Launch award for season four of Dynamo: Magician Impossible, while Eurosport was named Channel of the Year and Best International TV Networks Group, and AMC Global took home the prize fort Best New Channel Launch.
India’s Videocon d2h claimed the Pay TV Service of the Year award, while Endemol Beyond won a closely-fought battle to become MCN of the Year.
BT, Easel TV, Rovi, EE and Liberty Global were among the winners of the technology-focused awards.
“Content and technology are closer together now than ever before, so an event like this is particularly relevant for the media industry,” said DTVE editor Stuart Thomson. “TBI and DTVE would like to thank all of the participants who took part in the event and helped it to become a major success, and congratulate the winners.”
The full list of the winners
-4K Initiative of the Year
BT for BT Ultra HD Service
-Cloud TV Innovation of the Year
Easel TV for Curzon Home Cinema
-Social TV Innovation of the Year
Orange for Watch with Twitter
-Industry Innovation of the Year
VOO for the .évasion box and Videowall
-Best New Channel Launch
-MCN of the Year
-Best International TV Networks Group
Discovery Networks International
-Channel of the Year
-TV Technology Award (content discovery)
Rovi for Personalized Discovery Solution
–TV Technology Award (second-screen experience)
EE for LTE Broadcast by EE
-TV Technology Award (service-enabling technology)
Conviva for Conviva Intelligent Control Platform
-Multiscreen TV Award
Liberty Global for Horizon Go
-Pay TV Service of the Year
-Best Content Distributor
ITV Studios Global Entertainment
-International Production Company of the Year
-Best Series Launch of the Year
Discovery Networks CEEMEA for Dynamo: Magician Impossible (season 4)