26 OCT 2020

ITV'S SMASH HIT "LOVE ISLAND" REACHES CANADA

The romantic reality show has been commissioned by Quebecor Content in Canada for a French spoken version.

Imagen CTV emitirá la versión americana de Love Island en Canadá

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ITV Studios’ smash hit “Love Island” has been commissioned by Quebecor Content in Canada for a French spoken version. Following recently announced commissions in Spain, Nigeria, and Italy, this will be the 19th local adaptation of the reality dating format.

In Canada, the show will be co-produced by Productions Déferlantes and Zone 3, in collaboration with Quebecor Content. The series will be shot on the idyllic Grand Canary Island. "Love Island" is owned by ITV Studios and Motion Content Group Ltd and is distributed internationally by ITV Studios.

Maarten Meijs, President Global Entertainment, ITV Studios says, “Despite the challenging times we all are in currently, it’s been a brilliant few weeks for our global hit format 'Love Island' with 5 new sales globally in 2020 and more to come. The show is still a massive success; it recently wrapped up several successful series in Europe and the US. Now reaching Canada is fantastic news and we are very excited to work with Quebecor Content to bring this reality dating sensation to their audiences.”

“Airing almost in real-time, ‘Love Island’ stands out from other romantic reality shows that we’ve seen so far because it lets viewers play a key role in determining each contestant’s fate. No wonder this British format has quickly become a global phenomenon! And now, we’re delighted to bring it to Quebec audiences as we pursue our amazing collaboration with ITV Studios – a truly exceptional partner,” adds Christine Maestracci, Vice President, Acquisitions and International distribution, Quebecor Content.

"Love Island" features a group of single “Islanders” who come together in a stunning setting, ready to embark on a summer of love, friendships, and, ultimately, relationships. Every few days, the Islanders must couple up – those who fail to find a partner to couple up with risk being dumped from the island. Islanders are on the lookout for romance, but the road to love doesn’t always run smoothly. 

Despite the challenging times we all are in currently, it’s been a brilliant few weeks for our global hit format 'Love Island' with 5 new sales globally in 2020 and more to come” Maarten Meijs President Global Entertainment, ITV Studios