ABC shows nominated for innovation awards

Two ABC programs have been shortlisted for the Television Business International – Content Innovation Awards, to be held at MIPCOM in October this year.

You Can’t Ask That has been nominated in the highly contested Entertainment Format of The Year.

ABC Commercial has sold the format to 10 countries – making it one of the ABC’s most successful formats.

Crime investigation series Exposed: The Case of Keli Lane has been short listed for Best Use of Social Media. The series led by Caro Meldrum-Hanna included on-screen callouts for information during each episode, and communicated live with audiences on Facebook after each episode.

Michael Carrington, ABC Acting Director Entertainment & Specialist, said: “As Australia’s leading creative voice, the ABC is proud to be recognised on the international stage for content innovation. Congratulations to the ABC teams behind You Can’t Ask That and Exposed: The Case of Keli Lane for showing that distinctive and engaging Australian content touches hearts and opens minds with viewers around the world.”

Winners will be announced in Cannes on Sunday, 13 October.

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