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They said ‘Yes!’

Indies aren't the only ones who deserve kudos for great TV. This year, realscreen counted up the credits accumulating on the other side of the table too: the broadcasters and distributors who gave the okay, signed the checks, and defended the projects to their own bureaucracy. Companies were given credit for projects that were voted on that they produced in-house, commissioned from - or coproduced with - indies.
April 1, 2007

Indies aren’t the only ones who deserve kudos for great TV. This year, realscreen counted up the credits accumulating on the other side of the table too: the broadcasters and distributors who gave the okay, signed the checks, and defended the projects to their own bureaucracy. Companies were given credit for projects that were voted on that they produced in-house, commissioned from – or coproduced with – indies.

Special acknowledgement has to go to both FremantleMedia and Granada, prolific producers of outstanding factual content, who would have certainly taken leadership positions in the Global 100 but for their ties to broadcasters. In the end, for some companies, we had to make that decision on a case-by-case basis, and we felt it was more fair for those two companies to take their place in this list.

  • First: Discovery
  • Second: BBC
  • Third: A&E/A&E IndieFilms
  • 4th: HBO/Cinemax
  • 4th: National Geographic
  • 6th: Paramount Classics
  • 7th: Bravo
  • 8th: Channel 4
  • 9th: PBS
  • 10th: CBS
  • 11th: FremantleMedia
  • 12th: FOX
  • 12th: NBC
  • 12th: Granada Media
  • 15th: ABC (US)
About The Author
Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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