May 23, 2023

New York, NY–May 23, 2023 – Able Channel, a leading streaming service committed to improving health literacy, is thrilled to announce that its groundbreaking program, “Together We Are Able,” has been honored with four esteemed Telly Awards in the categories of Diversity & Inclusion, Social Impact, and Public Interest Television.

The 1 hour special program hosted by Paralympian Mallory Weggemann, aired nationally on CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX and CW affiliates and featured stories of 10 people living with disabilities and the contributions they make to society through their work and their lives.

The Telly Awards, the world’s largest honor for video and television across all screens, has announced its 44th annual winners after a record-breaking year for entries. Winners include some of the most prominent global brands and companies alongside smaller and independent production houses, including Cut+Run, Netflix, Disney Parks, Mediamonks, Paramount, National Geographic Society, and the Able Channel. Able’s triumphant success is a testament to its commitment to highlighting stories that foster both health literacy and social change.

Commenting on this remarkable achievement, Brian McCourt, CEO of Able Channel, expressed gratitude, saying, “We are truly honored to receive these prestigious Telly Awards for ‘Together We Are Able.’ This recognition is a testament to our commitment to broadcasting content that not only entertains but also makes a positive impact on society. We are proud to amplify diverse voices and share stories that inspire unity, inclusivity, and understanding. People with disabilities want to work and have productive lives, but are often overlooked. The numbers don’t lie, 85% unemployment for disabled community, and they want to work and contribute.” Said McCourt. “We are thankful and humbled by those who shared their stories with us and hope that our work together helps advance the hiring of people with diverse abilities, who want to earn paychecks not pity.”

About Able Channel:
Able Channel is a leading streaming service committed to improving health literacy, amplifying diverse voices, and driving positive social change in health and wellness.
Able is available on AppleTV, ROKU, Amazon Fire. The award winning “Together We Are Able” is available here

About the Telly Awards:
The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring video and television across all screens. Established in 1979, The Telly Awards receives over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. Entrants are judged by The Telly Awards Judging Council — an industry body of over 200 leading experts including advertising agencies, production companies, and major television networks, reflective of the multi-screen industry The Telly Awards celebrates. Partners of The Telly Awards include NAB, SeriesFest, Stash Media and Production Hub

The Telly Awards’ 44th annual edition – “Break through the static” – boasted nearly 13,000 entries from across the globe, the most in a decade, with submissions flowing in from the US, Middle East, UK and Canada, as well as strong entries from Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and as widespread as Afghanistan, Sweden, New Zealand, Jamaica, and South Africa. “The caliber of the work this season truly has reflected the theme of breaking out and standing out,” said The Telly Awards Executive Director Sabrina Dridje. “Our industry is experimenting with new technologies like never before, crafting truly compelling stories to draw attention to some of the world’s most pressing issues, and companies big and small are turning to more sustainable practices to break the cycle of past production processes.”

View the 44th Annual Telly Awards Winners Reel below:

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For media inquiries, contact:
Paul Goggin
The Able Channel
347-354-2359 ext. 0001

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