Just Eat is to sponsor the latest series of Virgin Media Television’s reality show Love Island in a deal brokered by UM. The popular show returns to VMTV on Monday at 9pm for its second winter series. Maya Jama (pictured) takes over as the series host and will introduce audiences to a new batch of singletons, all searching for love in the South African villa.
Love Island was VMTV’s most streamed show last year with 15 million streams.
The deal will see Just Eat take the title sponsorship of the series on Virgin Media Two and Virgin Media Player, as well as elements of social media sponsorship across VMTV’s social platforms. Commenting on the sponsorship, John Carey, head of marketing, Just Eat Ireland, said Love Island had become a household ritual on TV in Ireland in recent years.
News of the Just Eat deal coincides with VMTV’s announcement of its spring schedule. A host of new homegrown shows will be screened in the coming months, including a new property series called How To Buy a Home fronted by Liz O’Kane and Michael Fry, starting in March. Eating with the Enemy returns with George Hook and TikTok star Miriam Mullins.
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