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Quebecor adapts Love Island for Canada

Love Island has now been adapted in 19th territories

Canadian broadcaster Quebecor Content has commissioned a French-language version of ITV Studios’ relationship format Love Island.

Following recently announced commissions in Spain, Nigeria and Italy, this will be the 19th local adaptation of the reality dating format.

In Canada, the show will be coproduced by Productions Déferlantes and Zone 3, in collaboration with Quebecor Content. The series will be shot on Grand Canary Island.

Maarten Meijs, president of global entertainment for ITV Studios, said: “Despite the challenging times we all are in currently, it’s been a brilliant few weeks for our global hit format Love Island with five new sales globally in 2020 and more to come.”

Christine Maestracci, VP of acquisitions and international distribution at Quebecor Content, added: “Airing almost in real time, Love Island stands out from other romantic reality shows that we’ve seen so far because it lets viewers play a key role in determining each contestant’s fate.”

The format sees singletons living together in a villa and asked to couple up to compete for a cash prize. Love Island is owned by ITV Studios and Motion Content Group and is distributed internationally by ITV Studios. This deal was brokered by Laura Rhodarmer, senior VP of licensing global entertainment at ITV Studios.

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