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Disney Channel is using its Emmy Awards for an audit of its auditions process, after a recent investigation revealed the network uses an algorithm that “is more likely to make you work harder.”
The Emmy Awards are held every February in Los Angeles, and ABC is one of the network’s competitors in the coveted ratings crown.
However, ABC was among the first to disclose in April 2016 that it uses a proprietary algorithm that is more likely “to make you think harder and longer.”
Disney released a statement on Friday that said the company’s auditions are “based on the collective feedback from our auditions partners” and that the program is not based on the results of an internal survey.
ABC is the only network that is not participating in the process, the statement read.ABC also released a separate statement on Monday that said “the network is confident that the ABC Auditions process has not been affected by any outside activity,” and that “ABC is continuing to conduct its own internal auditions and review process.”ABC said that the network has not received any formal complaint from the public regarding the audit process.
However, a spokesperson for ABC News said the network is taking “a variety of measures” to improve the process in an effort to improve “the way we recruit and conduct auditions.”ABC did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press.ABC is the latest network to disclose that it employs a proprietary auditing system that is “more likely to” make it harder to perform an audition, the Associated Press reported last month.ABC’s internal audit was first reported by The Associated News.ABC News’ Emily Deitch contributed to this report.