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Content Innovation Awards
18 October 2023
Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France
18 October 2023
Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France

Content Innovation Awards 2023

The Content Innovation Awards, now in its 9th year, offers an unparalleled experience and celebration of the biggest and brightest stars in the TV industry.


The Content Innovation Awards is set to return to Cannes for its 9th year, in an exclusive partnership with MIPCOM. This prestigious event aims to celebrate companies that are making significant contributions to the transformation of the global television industry.

As the television industry continues to evolve rapidly, it is crucial to recognise and honour those companies that are at the forefront of innovation. The Content Innovation Awards provide a platform for industry leaders to showcase their achievements, celebrate their outstanding content and share their insights with the global television community.

The awards cover a wide range of categories, including Best New Scripted Series, Best Documentary, FAST Channel of the Year, The Sustainability & Innovation Award, and The Representation & Inclusion Award, among others. These categories reflect the diverse and dynamic nature of the television industry today.

The final deadline for entry submissions was July 28. The 2023 winners have been revealed here

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The Categories

The Content Innovation Awards are an annual event that celebrates the outstanding achievements of producers, creators, and distributors in the industry. This prestigious event is returning to Cannes this year, bringing together the very best in the business. From best drama series to best documentary, there is a category for every genre and type of content waiting for you to enter and showcase your exceptional talent and creativity! 

Entry Tips

When it comes to composing entries that have the best chance of winning, there are a few key things that our judges will be looking for. First and foremost, originality is important. Our judges want to see entries that stand out from the crowd and offer a fresh take on programming. They will be looking for unique ideas and innovative approaches. Find out what makes a successful entry below.

Code of Conduct

Content Innovation Awards (CIAs) believe our community should be truly open and inclusive to everyone. We believe that maintaining a friendly, safe and welcoming environment is of utmost importance. This code of conduct serves as a guide for participants to understand the expectations of their behavior and the consequences of any unacceptable actions.



Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France

The Content Innovation Awards will be held in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals, adding to the magic and allure of the occasion.

Content Innovation Awards 2023 Highlights

Fremantle, Abacus Media Rights, Nippon and Woodcut Media were among the stand-out winners at the ninth Content Innovation Awards (CIAs), which took place on Wednesday 18 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 at the annual CIA’s, which are run by industry-leading title Television Business International (TBI).