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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.”

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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