On-demand platform Rakuten will exclusively release Matchday – Inside FC Barcelona for free across 42 European countries, including the UK, as well as in Japan, on November 29th.
The series, which consists of 8 x 45min episodes, follows the famous football club and its players through milestones of the 2018-2019 season, casting new light on the culture and philosophy of the team. Narrated by Hollywood actor John Malkovich, the series offers viewers a no-holds-barred view of the club and players, following the team as they enjoy the excitement of victory and strive to overcome defeat.
The distribution model of the series is the result of Rakuten TV’s recent launch of its AVoD (Ad-supported VoD) service. The platform incorporated indeed a ‘free’ section allowing viewers to watch a wide range of content for free with few advertisements breaks.