ITV Studios’ reality format Love Island continues its global expansion and reaches its 20th territory. The dating show will be produced by Rapid Blue in South Africa, making this the 6th new commission for the format in 2020 alone. The first season of Love Island South Africa will be recorded in the country’s Western Cape and will launch in late February on M-Net 101 on DStv.
Nkateko Mabaso, M-Net CEO, said: “We at M-Net are ecstatic about partnering with ITV Studios and joining this global brand as we become the 20th version of Love Island. This a continuation of M-Net’s strategy to provide premium quality shows in line with global trends.”
Maarten Meijs, President Global Entertainment, ITV Studios, added: “The multi-channel phenomenon is having a fantastic year, traveling the world at a rapid pace. This is the second version on 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 is owned by ITV Studios and Motion Content Group Ltd and is distributed internationally by ITV Studios.