'Love' is on the air via Italy's Canale 5


BERLIN -- Italy's Canale 5 has picked up all 123 episodes of the German telenovela "Love Is in the Air" from SevenOne International, the international sales arm of broadcasting group ProSiebenSat.1.

The series, which runs under the German title "Schmetterlinge im Bauch" (Butterflies in my Stomach) on Berlin-based Sat.1, centers on Nelly, who leaves her cheating fiance shortly before their wedding and starts a new life in Berlin as a flight attendant. She quickly meets three seemingly perfect men -- but which one is Mr. Right?

Canale 5 will run a dubbed version of the German show Monday through Friday in an access prime slot under the title "Cuori tra le nuvole" (Hearts in the Clouds).

"Love Is in the Air" is the second Sat.1 telenovela to score a major European territory sale.

"That's Life," launched on France's TF1 this year as "Le destin de Lisa" has scored audience numbers of up to 52.9%. The German series, adapted from the Columbian hit "Ugly Betty," also has sold to French-speaking Canada and Switzerland and to Hungary, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Latvia.