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Multichannel Production Company of the Year: Fulwell 73 | Features


London, Los Angeles, Sunderland: Fulwell 73 serves an incredible range of digital customers from a wide range of bases and across an impressive number of genres.

Friends: The Reunion was a smash hit, earning the dual accolades of being HBO Max’s biggest unscripted release and the highest-rated show on Sky 1 since 2006. So many reunion shows are lackluster affairs, but it was cleverly produced special entertainment with lots of laughs – and it paid off.

The indie also delivered great shows for a more unlikely buyer. These included Hometown Showdown for YouTube Originals, which was watched by over 5.3 million people and saw celebrity friends compete to help their birthplace win the episode; and talent format Got What It Takes for CBBC which racked up six incredible series for the channel.

The biggest streamers are also big customers, with All Or Nothing: Juventus and Cinderella football access doc Amazon Prime highlights. The latter was a modern musical and became the streamer’s most-watched original film worldwide.

Fulwell still had time to be named one of Broadcast’s Best Workplaces on TV in 2022, as well as delivering Sex Unzipped for Netflix (played by hip-hop star Saweetie and sex-positive puppet host) and to get access to NASA for Disney+ factual series Among the Stars. An appropriate title for a company celebrating an exceptional year.


Future studios

Created when future publishing company acquired factual entertainment producer Barcroft Studios in 2019, Future Studios has built on the latter’s smart content strategy to great effect. His output ranges from five 60-minute Curse of the Ancients TV series for Sky History to three original series for Snap: I Am, Free Tuition and Reunited. The latter averaged 1.4m over eight episodes and peaked at 4.44m.

L.A.D. Studios

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The inner power behind the success of LadBible officially launched in 2021, but has drawn on a decade of data-driven content creation to become best-in-class at connecting with young viewers. Platform-specific editors ensure that all of its shows are edited, formatted, and positioned to work for every social platform, and key titles include the Agree to Disagree argument format and a first-hand testimony in I Was There.

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The All3Media indie has gone from strength to strength thanks to a roster of great shows. It built on the success of Netflix’s teen drama Free Rein with another similar title – winter sports drama Zero Chill – and continues to produce some of the biggest brand comebacks for channels such as MTV. , ITV2 and E4: Geordie Shore, Geordie OGs , The only way is Essex and celebrities go dating.



Last year’s winner has more than earned its place on the shortlist, thanks to its former directors (Made in Chelsea; the Real Housewives franchise, Don’t Hate the Playaz) and a number of new shows such as Dating No Filter for Sky One, Comedy Central’s Complaints Service and the shortlisted MC Grammar on Sky Kids.

Strawberry Blonde Tele


Employed almost entirely by people under 30, Strawberry Blond has grown rapidly: from nothing four years ago to a turnover of almost £5million. The company opened a Scottish office this year which has already won contracts with More 4 and CBBC. Key titles include The Ultimate Playlist for CBBC, The Great British Dig for More 4 and The Live Lounge Show for BBC4.