- Sector: Creative industries
- Region: London
Argonon boasts a collection of awards for entertainment that any Hollywood actor would be proud of. The multi-genre media production group has won more than 60 international awards for its shows, including a ‘Best Single Documentary’ BAFTA for Murder Trial, a ‘Best Digital Programme Non-Fiction’ Emmy for D-Day: As It Happens and a Prix Italia award in the Performing Arts category for The World of Matthew Bourne.
Such accolades are testament to the work that the group, which comprises 11 companies, has created from its headquarters in London and its other offices in Glasgow, New York and Vancouver, where it produces programming for major broadcasters and online platforms in the UK, the US and Canada.
“The group produces more than 2,000 hours of content a year and distributes on all the major international platforms, both traditional and emerging, including the BBC, Channel 4, Amazon, YouTube and Snapchat,” says CEO James Burstall.
“Argonon distributes on all the major international platforms, both traditional and emerging”
The group aims to become a hub for international collaboration and its reach is steadily expanding around the world, with partnerships now stretching into a number of Asian countries. “We have positioned Argonon as a global bridge for international co-production, capitalising on our excellent contacts in Europe and North America in particular, but also more recently in South Korea, India and China,” says James.
It’s a strategy that allows Argonon to make the most of its intellectual property, which will be a key focus in the next five-year cycle for the business, starting this year.
60+ - International awards that Argonon has won for its shows
The group will be concentrating its efforts on a number of key programming formats, including factual, entertainment, game shows and scripted drama, and marketing them worldwide. “Our intention is to grow the company every year, which will also entail gradually increasing our staff numbers,” adds James. “Crucially, we are focused on further diversifying our talent, both on and off screen, and being a leading example of diversity among media groups.”