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TBI In Conversation: TikTok’s European chief on brands, formats & drama

TikTok has exploded into the public consciousness like few – if any other – video-led service before it. UK & Europe chief Rich Waterworth tells Richard Middleton how he sees the future panning out. If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve already downloaded TikTok onto your phone. And if you’ve not, you probably should. Few […]

Romania’s Antena signs up for local version of ‘Love Island’

Romania has become the 15th territory to order a local version of ITV Studios’ and Motion Content Group’s format Love Island. Commercial broadcaster Antena in Romania has snapped up the format, which will also debut this year in France on Amazon Prime in March and return on CBS in the US. Last year Love Island […]

TBI Weekly: Netflix finds its ‘Love Island’ amid unscripted drive

A year on since forming its UK outpost and months out from launching Paris and Berlin bases, Netflix was out in force at the Edinburgh TV Festival, having made a raft of reality commissions, including a Love Island-style format, TBI understands.  It is believed that the SVOD giant has finally found its take on the […]

CBS recouples with ‘Love Island’

Love Island is returning Stateside for a second season. US broadcaster CBS has renewed the ITV Entertainment-produced format one week out from its season one finale. Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment, and Thom Sherman, SVP of programming for CBS Entertainment, announced the renewal at the Television Critics Association press tour this week. News of […]

MediaWorks’ creative chief exits after ‘Love Island NZ’ delay

The chief creative officer of New Zealand broadcaster MediaWorks is leaving the company after it recently ditched plans to air a local version of ITV Studios’ hit reality format Love Island later this year. Andrew Szusterman had been with the broadcaster for almost two decades having joined MediaWorks in 2002 as programme director. He went […]

ITV Studios Entertainment promotes for creative director

Love Island producer ITV Studios Entertainment (ITVSE) has appointed Fiona Clark as its creative director to replace Katie Rawcliffe. Clark will start her new role in September and will be responsible for shows that include Dancing on Ice, The Voice, and The Voice Kids. She takes the role of Rawcliffe, who became entertainment chief in […]

ITV boss defends ‘Love Island’ as half-year results unveiled

ITV boss Carolyn McCall has defended Love Island’s duty of care as the broadcaster prepares to roll out a winter series of the format just months after facing calls for its cancellation.  Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme this morning, McCall was grilled about the future of the show rather than ITV’s half-year results, unveiled […]

‘Love Island’ to get two-series run on ITV2 in 2020

Love Island will get its first winter series on UK broadcaster ITV2 next year. The hit format will return in early 2020 with a South Africa-set instalment of the programme. A winter-time series of the show, in line with programmes such as Big Brother which previously aired spin-off show Celebrity Big Brother in the same year, […]

‘Love Island’ returns with record viewers despite recent controversy

The fifth series of ITV2’s Love Island has launched with 3.3m viewers — its most-watched launch to date — despite recent controversy surrounding the programme. The hit format, in which singles are coupled up in a villa in Mallorca for eight weeks, won the 9pm slot with a 18.5% share and peaked with 3.7m — […]

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