Woodcut, Abacus, Fremantle & Nippon among winners at Content Innovation Awards 2023

Fremantle, Abacus Media Rights, Nippon and Woodcut Media were among the stand-out winners celebrating success at the ninth Content Innovation Awards (CIAs), which took place this evening at MIPCOM in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes.

Special Award winners being honoured this year included Peaky Blinders creator and writer Steven Knight, 1895 Films CEO Tom Jennings and Quay Street Productions’ Karis Winstanley.

For more on the awards and this year’s winners, check out our special eBook here.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Best Short-Form Series
RAID: Call of the Arbiter Nicholas Day, Gary Rosenfeld, Jay Oliva, Eric Rollman and Plarium / Pixel United for YouTube

Best Animated Kids Programme
Pip and Posy Magic Light Pictures for Sky Television, Channel 5, ZDF

Distribution Innovation
BBC Earth BBC Studios

Entertainment Format of the Year
The Masked Singer UK Bandicoot and Ababcus for ITV

Best Live Action Kids Programme
Ghostwriter Sinking Ship Entertainment, Sesame Workshop and Apple TV+

Reality Show of the Year
Tempting Fortune Voltage TV and Cineflix Rights for Channel 4 (UK), Roku (North America)

Best True Crime Series
Murder in the Red Light Woodcut Media and Abacus Media Rights for Amazon

Best New Scripted Series Based on a True Story
Rogue Heroes A Kudos and Nebulastar Production distributed by Banijay Rights

Single-brand FAST Channel of the Year
The Jamie Oliver Channel Jamie Oliver Productions and Fremantle

Multi-brand FAST Channel of the Year
Pluto TV Kids Ukraine Channel Pluto TV

Best New Scripted Series Non-English Language
Rebooting Nippon TV, AX-ON Inc., MASEKI GEINOSHA

The Sustainability & Innovation Award
The Lumi Platform Karen Dewey and Lumi Media

Best Documentary Series
Evacuation Wonderhood Studios for Channel 4

Best Live Action Kids Drama
Ruby and the Well Shaftesbury in association with BYUtv and Family, a WildBrain network and BYUtv (US), WildBrain (Global) for BYUtv, Family Channel

Best Returning Scripted Series
The Sea Beyond S3 RAI and Picomedia and Beta Film

The Representation & Inclusion Award – Scripted
Sort Of Sphere Media and Abacus Media Rights

The Representation & Inclusion Award – Unscripted
The Australian Wars Rachel Perkins, Darren Dale, Jacob Hickey and ABC Commercial for Special Broadcasting Service

Factual Entertainment Programme of the Year
Planet Sex with Cara Delevingne Naked (a Fremantle label) and Milkshake Productions for Hulu and BBC Three

Best Documentary
The Murder of Meredith Woodcut Media and Abacus Media Rights for Amazon Prime

Series Launch of the Year
Farmer Wants A Wife Eureka Productions for Fox

Competition Show of the Year
The Masked Singer UK Bandicoot and Abacus for ITV

Best New Scripted Series
The Swarm Schwarm TV Production (Joint-company of Intaglio Films & ndF International Production)

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