The ABC wins two International Emmy Awards – The ABC’s Harley & Katya and Built To Survive  have been honoured at the 2023 International Emmys, celebrating the world’s best screen content and storytellers.

Commissioned by the ABC and both currently available on ABC iview, Harley & Katya took out the best sports documentary category while Built To Survive won the Kids: Factual & Entertainment category at the prestigious Awards in New York.

“We’re delighted that two ABC commissions have been recognised on the world stage with International Emmys,’’

– Chief Content Officer Chris Oliver-Taylor said.

“The ABC is so proud to be the home of such outstanding programming that also resonates on the international stage.’’

Produced by Stranger than Fiction, Harley & Katya delves into the extraordinary journey of Indigenous Australian figure skater Harley Windsor, who rose to prominence in the Australian Winter Olympic Team, forming an unlikely partnership with Russian skater Katya Alexandrovskaya and achieving unprecedented success before facing a tragic twist of fate.​

The documentary has been commended worldwide for its poignant storytelling and insightful exploration of the world of figure skating.

Built To Surviveproduced by Butter Media and Phil Breslin with the ABC and the ACTF is the untold story of Australia’s ultimate animal survivors – species that have evolved unique adaptations to withstand our country’s extreme conditions. 

This year’s awards featured nominees from 20 countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Qatar, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the UK – and Australia.

Production credits:

Harley & Katya

A Stranger than Fiction production, developed and produced with principal production funding from Screen Australia in association with Screen NSW. 

Director: Selina Miles. 

Producers: Blayke Hoffman, Jo-Anne McGowan and Aaliyah-Jade Bradbury. 

Writers: Selina Miles and Blayke Hoffman.

Executive Producer: Jen Peedom.

ABC Commissioning Team: Rachel Robinson, Jo Chichester, Kath Earle. 

Built To Survive

Produced by Butter Media, Jerry Butterfield and Phil Breslin with ACTF and Create NSW.

ABC Commissioning Team: Megan Young, Mary-Ellen Mullane, Margaret Ross, Libbie Doherty

Harley & Katya and Built To Survive are available to watch now on ABC iview.

The ABC wins two International Emmy Awards

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The ABC wins two International Emmy Awards