Gruen Sweat wins Rose d’Or

Gruen SweatABC show the Gruen Sweat has won one of the most prized global awards in television – the Rose D’Or award for Best Entertainment program – at a ceremony in Brussels last night.

The show created by the makers of The Gruen Transfer, Gruen Nation and Gruen Planet, ran as a four part series on ABC1 at the time of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The production company behind the Gruen franchise is CJZ.

Host Wil Anderson and regular Gruen panelists Todd Sampson and Russel Howcroft set about deciphering the biggest marketing event in the world – The London 2012 Olympic Games.

The Rose d’Or awards, considered one of the world’s most important for international entertainment television, received over 300 entries from more than 30 countries this year. For the first time it was hosted outside of Switzerland where the festival was founded in 1961.

Accepting the Gold Rose award at the festival featuring television professionals from around 40 countries, ABC’s head of entertainment Jennifer Collins said she was thrilled by the achievement.

Co-creator of the Gruen Sweat Jon Casimir, executive producer at Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder said: “This is a tribute to a bunch of people who’ve put so much effort into Gruen over the past five years. It’s a tribute to the ABC, a supportive and loving partner in this unlikely venture. And it’s a tribute to a viewing public which has pushed us to keep changing and, hopefully, improving.

“Obviously, nothing can make up for the pain of missing out on a Logie, but this will go a long way towards it.”

All four episodes of Gruen Sweat are available to view on the ABC website.

Gruen Sweat panelIt is not the first time an Australian show has won a Rose d’Or. Go Back To Where You Came from – also from CJZ – won last year.



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