‘Love Island’ set for remake in Hungary with RTL

Reality format Love Island is to be remade in Hungary this year, taking its total number of original commissions around the world to 13.

The ITV Studios and Motion Content Group format will launch in Hungary on RTL Klub this year, where it will be produced by Paprika.

Meanwhile MTV3 has also confirmed it will return for a second series in Finland, produced by ITV Studios Finland. The first Finnish series launched on SUBTV last year, averaging a 6.2% share overall and an average share among 15-34s of 22.6%.

On air in seven territories last year, with all versions produced by ITV Studios’ local production labels in those countries, the format is now launching in six more countries in 2019.

In addition to Hungary, the show is set to debut in the U.S. on CBS this summer, as well as in Belgium (SBS), Holland (RTL) Poland (Polsat) and New Zealand (Three). Love Island will also return for a fifth series in the UK on ITV2, a second series in both Australia and Sweden on Nine and TV4 respectively, and a third run in Germany on RTL II.

Mike Beale, MD Nordics and Global Creative Network at ITV Studios, said: “We’ve consistently said that the essence of Love Island is about romance and finding love, and this is something audiences the world over can relate to.”

Love Island is distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment. The deal with RTL was brokered on behalf of ITV Studios Global Entertainment by James Meyer, sales manager, EMEA.


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