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Italy’s Canale 5 revisits “Temptation Island”

Italian free-to-air broadcaster Canale 5 has ordered a local version of Banijay Group's reality format Temptation Island.
July 7, 2014

Italian free-to-air broadcaster Canale 5 has ordered a local version of Banijay Group’s reality format Temptation Island.

The series, which originally aired on U.S. broadcaster Fox in 2001, sees various couples testing their relationships by living with a group of singles for 12 days. In the early 2000s, international adaptations of the series were made in several countries, including the UK, Australia, France, Brazil and Russia.

Set to air this summer, Banijay Group-owned prodco Ambra Multimedia will coproduce the 4 x 120-minute series with Italian indie Fascino.

“We’re very pleased to see Temptation Island coming back in a major territory,” said Francois de Brugada, COO of Banijay Group, in a statement. “It is a series which guarantees compelling must-see content with wide audience appeal.

“The international market is currently very receptive to classic formats that provide a strong sales and ratings history, such as Temptation Island. I am confident we will soon be announcing more local versions, as the international success of the new Temptation Island continues to build.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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