Audience Network

Peacock offers new home to ‘Mr Mercedes’

NBCUniversal-owned streamer Peacock has given a new home to Mr Mercedes, the crime series based on the novels of Stephen King, whose future was looking uncertain following the closure of its original AT&T-owned broadcaster Audience Network earlier this year. Seasons one and two will land on Peacock on 15 October, with the third season to […]

Audience Network’s programming head exits

The Audience Network’s programming head Chris Long has left the company after near two decades. Long said he is leaving the AT&T-owned US channel to “pass the baton after pioneering one the most unique TV networks on the landscape today and move on to a new challenge”. “For the past 18 years I’ve felt an […]

DirecTV adds BBC’s Uncle to slate

US cable operator DirecTV has acquired Uncle, the BBC Three comedy. The show will go out on DirecTV’s Audience Network on Wednesdays from October 14 following a deal with BBC Worldwide North America. The acquisition comes after DirecTV unveiled its first original comedy series, Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight. “We recently announced our first […]

Endemol making mixed martial arts drama for DirecTV

Endemol’s North American division is making a new drama series set in the world of professional mixed martial arts for US pay TV provider DirecTV. Navy St. (WT) will be shot in LA and debut on DirecTV’s Audience Network this autumn. The one-hour drama will run to ten episodes. It will tell the story of […]

DirecTV in Black Mirror, Secret State deals

DirectTV has acquired Charlie Brooker-penned dramedy Black Mirror and Gabriel Byrne-starring conspiracy thriller Secret State for its Audience Network. The US cable TV provider plans to debut the UK-created series on November 12 at 9pm and 10pm respectively, with Black Mirror (pictured) going first. Black Mirror, which UK broadcaster and comedian Brooker wrote and Endemol’s […]