Rakuten TV launching free women’s football docuseries

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Rakuten TV, the European VoD platform, has announced the stars of their new sports free documentary series Champions, which features six European leading women’s football players.

With women’s football enjoying a sharp rise in popularity in recent years, the documentary series will explore the highs and lows of the sport. Leading players from a selection of Europe’s top football clubs include Lucy Bronze (Manchester City), Wendie Renard (Olympique de Lyon), Alexia Putellas (FC Barcelona), Barbara Bonansea (Juventus), Julia Simic (Milán) and Stina Blackstenius (Montpellier HSC) alongside some of the sport’s greatest legends, such as Kelly Smith or Carolina Morace, and emerging talent including sisters Tatiana and Silvana Flores, Bendetta Orsi or Sonia Ouchene, as they journey through the history and the evolution of the sport, whilst reflecting on the steps that still need to be taken.

Across six episodes, cameras follow the players through their encounters, revealing the ins and outs of high-performance sport and the challenges that the champions of the European women’s football scene have faced along the long journey towards the vindication of women’s football.

Champions is an original documentary series produced by El Cañonazo Transmedia in association with Rakuten TV. El Cañonazo is specialised in format innovation, with extensive experience with TV production and content distribution companies, in the sports sector, for Olympic Channel, LaLiga and Adidas, among others. The documentary series is directed by Elena Carrascal, with script by Sonia Jaque, and Sylvia Cabanas as production manager.

Champions will be available exclusively and for free on Rakuten TV in summer 2021.


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