Innovation Award

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch winners

Since 2006, the BPG Innovation Award has recognised original thinking across programming, production and technology.

Here is a list of winners:

2021:  The BBC for its Lockdown Learning initiative

2020: No winner

2019: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, for a ground-breaking form of storytelling

2018: Channel 4 for new advances in championing diversity, including initiatives such as Spotlight on Directors and diversity throughout its commissioning and in its advertising

2017: Exodus: Our Journey to Europe for innovative use of crowd-sourced content & camera phones, including first-person points of view from refugees themselves to tell a compelling story about the migrant crisis

2016: Russell T Davies for creating the multiplatform drama series Cucumber, Banana and Tofu, for the differing, but interlinked audiences of Channel 4, E4 and All 4.

2015: Vice News for The Islamic State and other original commissions
2014: Sky Television – for 25 years of innovation
2013: BBC Olympics
2012: Monterosa Productions & Remarkable Television for the online game linked to Channel 4’s The Million Pound Drop)
2011: Sky News, the BBC and ITV in recognition of the General Election Leaders Debate
2010: Sky Arts
2009: BBC iPlayer (BBC Future Media & Technology, for bringing online catch-up TV to a mass audience)
2008: Bebo (LG15 Studios for Bebo)
2007: Planet Earth – pioneering film and production techniques (BBC Natural History Unit co-production with BBC Worldwide, Discovery and NHK for BBC One)
2006: BBC Radio and Music Interactive

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