Says Maarten Meijs, President Global Entertainment, ITV Studios, “Following another successful season in the US and recently announced new commissions in Nigeria to Spain, Love Island successfully travels the world at a fast pace. There is a high demand for this format, evidenced by already 4 new commissions this year. We look forward to working with Discovery as we have already seen that the show works equally well across linear, digital and catch-up platforms and we are very excited to roll out Love Island soon in Italy as well.”
Laura Carafoli, SVP Chief Content Officer Discovery Italy, says “The most popular show in England finally arrives in Italy. Love Island is a true phenomenon as well as the most viewed title ever on ITV2 performing with triple-digit percentages compared to the slot. The show has evolved the reality genre into a “premium” dimension, thanks to its authenticity, true search for love and fun that involves the public at a 360-degree media experience. We are thrilled to launch the Italian version across all Discovery’s platforms.”
Full of flirting, jealousy, rejection and fun, Love Island sees its occupants living in a stunning villa in a beautiful location. They are on the lookout for romance but as always, the road to love never runs smoothly, as they must not only choose their partner wisely but also win the hearts of the public. It’s up to the viewers to decide who they want to stay in the show as they watch the relationships develop and ultimately which pair they want to crown the hottest couple on the island.
This deal was brokered by Laura Rhodarmer, SVP Licensing Global Entertainment, ITV Studios.
Love Island is owned by ITV Studios and Motion Content Group Ltd and is distributed internationally by ITV Studios.