Sky and BBC among winners at TBI’s Content Innovation Awards

Sky, Cineflix Rights and Banijay have been revealed as the big winners at the Content Innovation Awards, at an exclusive ceremony in London.

The Content Innovation Awards are held by DTVE’s sister publication TBI, and celebrate achievements in programming and content production.

Sky UK took home the coveted Best Debut Drama Series Award for its hugely innovative and insightful show I Hate Suzie, along with the prize for Best Animated Kids Programme, which was won by Labuntina, and Representation On Screen, with Micah Richards: Tackling Racism.

Cineflix Rights took the Reality Show of the Year accolade for its hit show My Big Family Farm, as well as the Best Documentary Series trophy, which was won by Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer.

The Best Documentary award was won by Banijay Rights for Inside Chernobyl With Ben Fogle, and the distributor also struck success with the Factual Entertainment Programme of the Year prize for Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty, with the award shared with YouTube Originals for its YouTube Pride 2021 show.

On the individual front, the Lifetime Achievement Award was picked up by Chris Bonney, the former CEO at Cineflix Rights, while the Outstanding Contribution to Content prize was awarded to BBC entertainment chief Kate Phillips.

The Rising Star Award went to Alicia Dalrymple of Dragonfly Film & TV, who has been a stalwart on shows including Ambulance and Surgeons At The Edge Of Life.

For the full list of winners, see below.

Best Animated Kids Programme
Sky UK for Labuntina

Best Short-Form Series
Shaftesbury for Slo Pitch
SBS for The Swiping Game: What is Yellow Fever?

Distribution Innovation
Vuulr for Vuulr

Entertainment Format of the Year
Bandicoot for The Masked Singer UK

Reality Show of the Year
Cineflix Rights for My Big Family Farm

Best Documentary Series
Cineflix Rights for Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer

The Innovation & Ingenuity Award
BBC Studios Natural History Unit for BBC Winterwatch 2021

Best Live Action Kids Programme

Sky UK for FYI Investigates: Children Caught in the Crossfire

Best Documentary

Banijay Rights for Inside Chernobyl with Ben Fogle Best

Returning Drama Series

Shaftesbury for Departure

Representation on Screen

Sky UK for Micah Richards: Tackling Racism

Best Kids Mystery Programme

Sinking Ship Entertainment for Ghostwriter – Ghost Castaways Part 2

Competition Show of the Year

Eureka Productions for Holey Moley

Factual Entertainment Programmes of the Year

Banijay Rights for Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty

YouTube Originals for YouTube Pride 2021

Series Launch of the Year
ABC Commercial for Fisk

Best Debut Drama Series
Sky UK for I Hate Suzie

Rising Star Award
Alicia Dalrymple, Dragonfly Film & TV

Outstanding Contribution to Content
Kate Phillips, BBC

Lifetime Achievement Award
Chris Bonney, Cineflix Rights

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