Love Island lands in South Africa
South African pay TV broadcaster M-Net has commissioned a local version of ITV Studios’ hit relationship format Love Island.
Local production company Rapid Blue will work on the South African adaptation, the 20th local version of the format commissioned around the world.
The first season will be recorded in the country’s Western Cape and will launch in late February on M-Net 101 on DStv.
Maarten Meijs, president of global entertainment at ITV Studios, adds: “The multi-channel phenomenon is having a fantastic year, travelling the world at a rapid pace. This is the second version on the African continent, following the Nigerian acquisition earlier this year, and we can’t wait to see how this local adaptation will find its way to the South African viewers.”
Love Island features a group of singletons who come together in a stunning villa to embark on a summer of friendships and relationships. Every few days, the Islanders must couple up and those who fail to find a partner risk being evicted.
The format is owned by ITV Studios and Motion Content Group and is distributed internationally by ITV Studios.