ITV’s Love Island heads to Belgium, the Netherlands & Poland

ITV Studios and Motion Content Group hit format Love Island will be adapted in Belgium and Poland in 2019.

In Belgium, SBS has licensed the format and will co-produce with RTL in the Netherlands. This will feature Islanders from both countries and be co-produced by Lecter Belgium and ITV Studios Netherlands.

Elsewhere, Polsat has ordered the show for Poland, which will be produced by Jakevision.

The format has received original commissions from 11 countries. It has been recommissioned in Sweden (TV4) and Germany (RTL II) following highly successful first and second seasons respectively.

In the UK, ITV2 will air its fifth season later this year. Love Island will also make its US debut on CBS, while a second season in Australia was confirmed last year.

The overall number of international production hours for Love Island tripled in 2018, according to ITV.

Love Island is based on a format owned by ITV Studios and Motion Content Group and is distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

Mike Beale, managing director, Nordics and ITV Studios Global Creative Network, said: “Love Island’s unique blend of light-hearted fun, meaningful relationships, and window on youth culture, has made it one of most-talked about shows of the year, not only in the UK but in every country it has aired.

“With two new versions launching and more in the pipeline, as well as the previously announced US version and returning series, the brand is set to make a step change in 2019 and that is a very exciting prospect indeed for us and our brilliant international partners.”

Richard Foster, CEO of Motion Content Group commented: “We are delighted to continue to work closely with ITV Studios and the commissioning broadcasters to create funding opportunities around the Love Island phenomenon.”

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