ITV Studios secured various non-scripted programming deals across the Asia Pacific region for its format, "Love Island." The deal also includes other include factual and entertainment titles. " APAC buyers have traditionally been very interested in ITV Studios’ slate of non scripted titles, and 2021 has proven to be no exception," Augustus Dulgaro, Executive Vice President - Distribution, Asia Pacific at ITV Studios, said. As Love Island goes from strength to strength with local partners and audiences, the sheer depth and breadth of our non scripted slate means there's always an off the shelf solution for buyers of quality, commercial content for any audience.”
The record-winning title was commissioned in over 20 territories, and continues to experience growth worldwide as it reaches new continents around the world. Netflix recently bought Love Island USA S3 to be streamed in select territories in Southeast Asia, while TFC in Japan has taken the US show’s first two seasons. 9Network in Australia and Sky New Zealand have both acquired the US’ third series and Love Island UK S7 (Lifted Entertainment) with the latter also taking Love Island Australia S3 (ITV Studios Australia). In India, Lionsgate Play has picked up Love Island UK S7 while Viacom 18 has taken the third series of the US and Australian versions.
The "Great Barrier Reef: The Next Generation" by Northern Pictures showcases one of the most incredible wonders of our natural world, was sold to TVNZ while Sky has bought Atlantic Productions’ remarkable series Attenborough’s Global Adventure and BBC Earth acquired the same prodco’s Judi Dench’s Wild Borneo, as well as The Wild Landscapes of China from Tin Can Island Productions, which has also been bought by BBC Earth in Australia. Additionally, Wild China with Ray Mears has been bought by BBC Studios in Australia.
Also in Australia, other deals include the Seven network acquiring Inside Dubai (Spun Gold), an entertaining peak behind the scenes of the desert paradise to reveal the jaw-dropping displays of luxury, and SBS acquiring a slew of programming, including historical factual titles "Attila The Hun," Caesar’s "Doomsday War" and "Lost Cities of the Trojans," all produced by Pernel Media. In India, Impossible Engineering and Secrets Of The Supercars (both Twofour) will air on Discovery and Lionsgate Play respectively, with both titles among a number of shows for Discovery in Japan, which also includes two series of Windfall Films’ Building Giants. Elsewhere in Japan, BS12 has acquired Ancient Cathedral Rescue: Inside the Race to Save Notre Dame (Windfall Films) and Anatomy of a Wildfire (Okuhle Films), with The Garden’s Natural History Museum: World of Wonder selling to NEP.
Other shows to sell to TVNZ in New Zealand include "Bling"," The Pet Show," "Cooking With The Stars" while Sky snapped up a number of titles including reality dating hit from 12 Yard The Cabins and special one-off show Idris Elba Meets Paul McCartney (So Television), as well as royal documentary "The Queen: Unseen," which will also air on the Seven network in Australia. Finally, Indigo TV’s Billy Connolly: It’s Been A Pleasure was also acquired by the Seven network, along with TVNZ.