London-based TBI Media has won the Production Company of the Year award at the New York Festivals Radio Awards.
TBI earned the Grand Award (History) for “World Cup ’66” for BBC Radio 2 & BBC Radio 5 live. This complex musical undertaking featured, a composed filmic soundtrack, played by 22 musicians throughout the 2 hour and 40 minute production.
TBI Media was awarded in total six Gold trophies, five Silver and four Finalist Certificates.
Phil Critchlow – CEO & Founder – TBI Media: “TBI is part of a really vibrant, and flourishing audio production community in the UK, and it’s always great to have our work acknowledged by our peers in the global radio industry at the New York Festivals. As well as The Grand Award for ‘World Cup 66 Live’ it was a particular thrill to win ‘Independent Production Company Of The Year’ which is quite simply thanks to a brilliant team at TBI, and the faith shown in what they do by all who broadcast our work.”
Elsewhere, documentaries provided a platform to showcase programmes about notable people and topical events. Entries earning Gold Trophies included “David Bowie: Verbatim” Des Shaw for BBC Radio 4, “Thelma & Michael: Love in the Cutting Room” Trevor Dann’s Company for BBC Radio 4, and The Raqqa Diaries: Life Inside ‘Islamic State’” BBC Radio 4.
RIG Managing Director Will Jackson said: “Whilst this level of UK success on the world stage has now become routine, it should never be taken for granted – these awards show just how hard our sector works to produce original high-quality programmes that capture the imagination across a whole range of genres. With more opportunities to pitch ideas to the BBC and hopefully commercial radio on the way, we look forward to continuing and growing this level of achievement”.
For a full list of winners, click here.