The Audience


TV’s conscious effort

Cruel critiques and manufactured conflict have been replaced by supportive smiles, warm hugs and a belief that shows should seek to transform someone’s prospects or help them grow emotionally in an ongoing raft of caring sharing formats reports Andy Fry. There was a time between 2003 and 2009 when factual and entertainment formats seemed to […]

ITV cuts £18m deal for The Garden

ITV has acquired The Garden, the UK indie behind shows including 24 Hours in A&E and The Audience for £18 million (US$27.4 million). The UK free-to-air broadcaster announced the deal this morning. The initial payment will be followed by another payout depending on the production company’s performance over the next five years. It reported a […]

RTL welcomes The Audience

Germany’s RTL has commissioned a local version of UK format The Audience. ITV Studios Germany will produce the 4×46′ series, which comes from UK indie The Garden (One Born Every Minute, 24 Hours in A&E). It will debut on March 27 and be known as Die Zuschauer. The deal follows on from others in Norway, […]

Canada’s W Network buys The Audience

Canadian specialty channel W Network has ordered a local version of Channel 4 format The Audience. The show is distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment, which brokered the Canadian deal. In the UK the show is produced by indie The Garden, which has a first-look deal with ITV. In Canada it will be made by […]