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OTRO commissioned for MTV Cribs: Footballers Stay Home series

May 20, 2020

OTRO Studios has been commissioned by MTV International to deliver a new footballer themed edition of MTV’s hit series, MTV Cribs titled MTV Cribs: Footballers Stay Home. Produced remotely by OTRO Studios the series will get up close and personal with a number of top international footballers. Viewers will go on a journey through the footballers’ daily routines including how they are keeping fit, what’s hidden in their fridge and amusing pastimes.

MTV Cribs: Footballers Stay Home will consist of 4 x 22-minute episodes. The series will feature a number of well-known footballers from the biggest leagues in the world, including Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and David Luiz,  England and Manchester United Midfielder Jesse Lingard, Brazil and Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira, Belgian footballing legend Axel Witsel and FIFA 2017 female player of the year, Lieke Martens.

Production is underway with the footballers filming themselves, guided by a remote production team working from home. The series is set to air June 1st across MTV’s network of international channels and digital platforms, spanning 180 countries.

Due to current filming restrictions, OTRO Studios has devised a new technical set up to allow for remote filming. The footballers are using a high spec i-phone that is attached to a handheld camera rig, allowing the production team to see what the camera sees, in real time, via video conferencing. In addition, the players are hooked up via audio output from this high spec i-phone to the producer, who guides them around their Crib as if they were in their homes with them.

Craig Orr, vice president of commissioning and development at MTV International, said: “MTV Cribs remains one of the most iconic shows in MTV’s history and whilst fans are home missing sports and seeking fitness ideas, we’ve asked some of our footie favourites to shed light on their stay-at-home routines.”

Claire McArdle, Managing Director, OTRO, added: “MTV Cribs is one of those rare things – a cult hit that is still going strong 20 years on – so we are over the moon to be working with MTV International on these special football episodes. Our production team has already done an extraordinary job negotiating the technical challenges of the current situation and we’re looking forward to delivering more unique insights into the homelives of football stars around the world.”

Most recently, MTV International commissioned a new live and interactive digital game show series titled MTV Games Live with Charlotte Crosby and Lockdown Laughs with Charlotte Crosby for its linear channels. Both series have been produced remotely, with the aim of keeping fans entertained during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MTV Cribs: Footballers Stay Home has been commissioned by Kerry Taylor and Craig Orr for MTV International. The series will be Executive Produced by Matt Wilkinson for OTRO Studios.

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