Love Island Australia to screen in UK

EXCLUSIVE: Love Island Australia is set to have a full broadcast in the UK.

The Sophie Monk-hosted reality series will screen from Monday August 13 on digital channel ITVbe and online platform ITV HUB.

The Aussie series, produced by ITV Studios Australia, has been heavily-sought by frenzied Love Island UK fans who lobbied the broadcaster to screen the full series.

They also under-pinned the show’s  YouTube audience which drew a mammoth 179 million views (no that’s, not a typo).

With so much success for the brand, a US version is also under discussion with American networks (Update: CBS to proceed with US adaptation).

Nine is yet to announce a second season for 9GO!

6 Comments:

  1. I am surprised that the local version more of these reality franchises that have an international following don’t do this. (Specifically, I could see Aus Survivor and Aus Bachelor doing decently in the aboard on some streaming service).

    • Usually if a channel has the rights to make a local version they can block an imported version being shown. Here in the UK though we do get quite a few US and Aussie versions of local franchises on the digital channels. Survivor isn’t one of them though – flopped here in the UK and axed after two seasons. The US version has never aired here.

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