The series will be free-to-air on Rakuten TV next year.
Streaming service Rakuten TV has commissioned 6×30-minute documentary series, Champions, focusing on the world’s leading female footballers.
The series centres on six current players, who travel to different countries to meet with long-time players and legends of the sport, as well as some of the rising stars of women’s football.
The series is in pre-production, and should be ready to go free-to-air on Rakuten TV in the summer of 2021.
Teresa López, content director of Rakuten TV, said: “Optimism and empowerment of people are two core values of Rakuten TV that permeate the DNA of all our original content. It is a real privilege for us to be involved in a production of these characteristics that is destined to be not only be a tribute to a select group of outstanding athletes, but also an echo of the social change portrayed through a group of women who fight every day to claim that talent knows no gender.”
The series is being produced in collaboration with El Cañonazo Transmedia. Its CEO, Roger Casas-Alatriste, said: “Champions is a series that brings together all the qualities of the projects that are best aligned with our values. It is a story of global relevance with local players, but with no borders, using narrative vehicles such as football and female empowerment that will certainly not leave anyone untouched.”