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Armoza to produce Israeli version of Love Island

November 29, 2022

Free TV, a new streaming service set to launch in Israel in early 2023, has commissioned an adaptationl of reality series Love Island. The series will be produced by Armoza Productions, part of ITV Studios, and is expected to air in summer 2023. Filming will take place in May 2023 and casting will open soon.

Love Island is owned by ITV Studios and Motion Content Group and is distributed internationally by ITV Studios. The Israeli version of the hit show is the 26th of its kind around the world, following the recent announcements of Malta and Albania.

Free TV is the new streaming platform of Keshet and RGE. This is a strategic purchase for the new platform, which aims to create prominence and an alternative to the content services offered today – with Love Island being considered one of the most successful streaming formats worldwide. The platform will offer a package that will include, among other things, all Israeli broadcast channels, a wide range of sports channels with a number of leading leagues, a wide range of children’s channels, a wide range of Israeli and international film and series library, a wide range of thematic channels as well as original content to be produced by Free TV.

Hilly Horev, EVP Content at Free TV, commented: “I am happy, proud and excited to announce the signing of the agreement with ITV Studios and Armoza Productions to acquire the rights to produce the Israeli adaptation of “Love Island”, which is the biggest, boldest and most talked about reality format in the world. This launch joins other local productions and launches that will be part of the super attractive content package that we are planning to bring to the Israeli audience.”

Avi Armoza, CEO of Armoza Formats, added: “Since establishing Armoza Productions and producing hits in the Israeli market such as Come Dine with Me, The 1% Club and The Chase, it was the natural progression of the company to bring the next big prime time reality competition to Israel. We believe that the strength of Love Island is exactly what is needed in this market.”

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