Amazon Prime Video has announced that one of the most talked, written and tweeted about TV formats in recent times – Love Island – is coming to France, exclusively for Prime members.
Based on a format owned by ITV Studios and Motion Content Group, Love Island, a new and unscripted French Amazon Original series, is a dating show like no other. The show is filmed and edited in real-time with daily episodes released every evening so the TV audience can play a key role in the story that plays out through voting in an interactive app. The French version of this global TV phenomenon will launch exclusively as an Amazon Original TV series on Prime Video in 2020, and will be available to view at no extra cost to a Prime membership.
“Love Island has been an incredible success around the world and since 2015 in the UK, so we’re incredibly excited to be able to bring the show exclusively to Prime members France on Prime Video next year,” said Georgia Brown, Director of European Amazon Original Series, Amazon Studios. “The show is incredibly ambitious with episodes filmed, edited and delivered to customers on a daily basis so that they can be part of influencing the drama in real time, by voting on who should stay and who should leave the villa through the Love Island app. Around the world this is the most talked-about show on TV right now, so we’re thrilled to be working with ITV Studios France to bring the highest quality version of this hit show to Prime members in France very soon.”
“Love Island is finally coming to France and it is great news. This hit format from the ITV Studios and Motion Content Group is a real social phenomenon in the UK, where it unleashes passions and sees its ratings beat record after record each season. From Australia to the United States and Germany, Love Island successfully travels the world and we are proud to produce the French version for Amazon Prime Video,” said Franck Firmin-Guion, ITV Studios France President. “This is our first collaboration with Amazon Prime Video this very innovative partner, who has great ambitions, particularly in France. We are delighted to support them in their development by launching Love Island on their innovative and ambitious platform, making this the first interactive dating show aired in real time.”
Love Island is an Amazon Studios and ITV Studios France production and will be available exclusively on Prime Video in France, in 2020. Love Island is distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.