Hamar company celebrates its ‘historic’ Emmy

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A television production company in Hamar was celebrating its coveted Emmy award this week, after bringing home the prestigious television industry award after last weekend’s ceremony in New York. Fabelaktiv, with just 14 employees, can now claim that it’s behind one of the world’s best TV series for children and youth.

The Norwegian TV production company Fabelaktiv could celebrate its first Emmy award this week. PHOTO: ENova

The Norwegian TV production company Fabelaktiv could celebrate its first Emmy award this week. PHOTO: ENova

Its Emmy Kids Award for best series without a script was awarded to its program Energikampen, which aims to boost youth energy awareness through various competition among teams of 11-year-olds out in the nature. The series has been produced since 2001 and is aired on NRK Super, the youth channel for Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).

The series, with backing from the state energy awareness agency ENova, is said to have engaged thousands of children nationwide through the years and taught them more about energy and the climate.

“We’re thrilled, this is amazing,” producer Arild Halvorsen of Fabelaktiv told newspaper Aftenposten. It’s the first time a Norwegian TV production company has won an Emmy on its own. “We were happy just to be nominated and it’s been a major process,” Halvorsen added. He brought the golden Emmy statuette home to the company in Hedmark County, where it was celebrated with cake and cheers.

newsinenglish.no staff