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Australia’s Ten joins The Garden’s “Audience”

Australia's Network Ten has signed a deal with ITV Studios to make an Australian version of The Audience, the format created by UK indie The Garden which is currently in production for Channel 4.
May 28, 2012

Australia’s Network Ten has signed a deal with ITV Studios to make an Australian version of The Audience, the format created by UK indie The Garden which is currently in production for Channel 4.

The deal means the format is now in production in five territories worldwide, following the news that TF1 has commissioned a series of the show from ITV Studios France, and that ITV Studios Global Entertainment has closed a deal with RTL 4 in the Netherlands.

Paul Buccieri, MD of ITV Studios International and president and CEO of ITV Studios America, said: “Broadcasters around the world are eager to secure the rights to¬†The Audience.

“This is testament to the originality of The Garden format, which sees an individual who is at a crossroads in their life draw on the wisdom of a crowd to solve their predicament.”

The Australian commission will be executive produced by Leonie Lowe, MD of Granada Australia.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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