Two new international versions of ITV Studios’ (ITVS) and Motion Content Group’s award-winning, record-breaking format Love Island are to air in 2019, taking the total number of original commissions to 11 countries.
In Belgium, SBS has licensed the format, which will be a co-production with RTL in the Netherlands. This version will feature Islanders from both countries and will be co-produced by Lecter Belgium and ITV Studios Netherlands. Meanwhile, Polsat has ordered the show for Poland, which will be produced by Jakevision.
Love Island has also been recommissioned in Sweden (TV4) and Germany (RTL II) following highly successful first and second seasons respectively. In the UK, where Love Island became the most tweeted about show of 2018*, ITV2 will air its fifth season later this year. It 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.
Viewing records were smashed in several territories in 2018, with Germany joining the UK and Australia in achieving huge ratings success.