19 AUG 2021

All3media secures global sales for "Fever Pitch! The Rise of The Premier League"

BBC Two documentary from Story Films and David Beckham's Studio 99 was acquired in multiple territories.

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"Fever Pitch! The Rise of the Premier League"

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All3Media International has multiple signed deals for "Fever Pitch! The Rise of the Premier League", the new documentary from Story Films, and David Beckham’s new production company Studio 99. Commissioned by BBC Two, "Fever Pitch! The Rise of the Premier League" (4x60’) is the definitive story of the creation of the English Premier League and its rapid evolution into the world’s most high-profile and lucrative sporting competition. Currently, in production, the series has already proven its global appeal, with Amazon acquiring the series for Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. In Europe, leading broadcasters early to the pitch include RTL for Germany and German-speaking Europe, Telefonica for Spain and DR Denmark, NRK Norway, SVT Sweden, and YLE Finland for Nordic regions.  

Also, Discovery+ has acquired the four-part series for India, whilst WATCHA will be the exclusive home for the series in South Korea, and further deals in Asia, Middle East, Africa, and the Americas are under discussion. "Fever Pitch! The Rise of the Premier League" is set to debut on BBC Two in the UK later this year and is distributed globally by All3Media International.

Rachel Job, SVP Non-Scripted Content at All3Media International, commented, “Since its creation, the English Premier League has captured the hearts of fans around the world, entertaining, enthralling, and inspiring billions – and this premium documentary series will offer exclusive insight from those who made that possible. But this isn’t just the story of English football; it’s a story about intense ambition, remarkable talent, and an era that saw a huge cultural and social change. This initial range of deals in Europe, agreed while the show is still in production, indicates that 'Fever Pitch! The Rise of the Premier League' is going to prove very popular globally.”

Story Films’ Peter Beard added, “It’s fantastic to see Fever Pitch! The Rise of the Premier League’s international journey begins. This is the first time a documentary has taken a deep dive into that first decade to find out how a 100-year-old national game became a global brand – and what’s being revealed as production continues is a narrative that’s as gripping as any drama. Full of iconic moments, renowned names, and remarkable stories, Fever Pitch! The Rise of the Premier League is shaping up to be a must-watch, whether you’re a fan of the ‘beautiful game’ or not.”  

 

This initial range of deals in Europe, agreed while the show is still in production, are an indicator that 'Fever Pitch! The Rise of the Premier League' is going to prove very popular globally” Rachel Job SVP Non-Scripted Content at All3Media International