Sabbatical Entertainment to produce new soccer vignettes with beIN Sports

After the success of their 2018 short-form videos, Sabbatical Entertainment is extending the franchise for the Qatar 2022 World Cup original vignettes.

17 MAY 2022

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Since its inception, Sabbatical Entertainment has consistently found its way onto the soccer field, with projects paying tribute to the world’s most popular sport. Sabbatical’s 2018 World Cup short-form capsules were such a success that the company is now extending that franchise with original vignettes for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, taking place in November 2022.

“Soccer is much more than a game, it’s a passion. For me, these projects are love letters to the world's greatest sport and pastime that elates millions of fans around the globe,” Miguel Somoza, CEO at Sabbatical Entertainment, said.

The new soccer vignettes will be co-produced with beIN Sports, who will be broadcasting them in North America in both English and Spanish.
These dynamic micro-stories, which can also be enjoyed in full-length format, both in the series "The Pitch" (8 x 22') and in the special "Counterattack" (1x90’), group stories narrated in selected categories such as Icons, Unforgettable, Better Half and Postcards; through which audiences can get closer to their favorite players, relive historical moments of the sport, and get a more intimate look into the personal lives of the stars, all while exploring the culture and traditions of the host country.

Sabbatical’s original soccer programming also includes "Draw," which highlights differences and similarities between the greats of all times, as well as the "Under the Lights" franchise. This documentary series began last year with a special on Pelé and continues in 2022 with the second installment, featuring the polarizing Maradona. Additional upcoming installments will shine a light on stars “la pulga” Lionel Messi, CR7 Cristiano Ronaldo, and other pivotal figures in the iconic sport.