Shoot The Company has revealed that it is handling the production of FIFA Academies, as part of the launch slate for the new FIFA+ streaming service.
FIFA launched its D2C offer yesterday, April 12, and you can find the details here. The platform includes live matches, archival content from all the men’s and women’s World Cups to film, and original content – like the HD Cutz interview series, which Broadcast Sport went behind the scenes here .
FIFA+ editor and head of content for Global Originals, James Abraham, told Broadcast Sport the service looks for authenticity and credibility in its content.
Part of the Originals slate for the new streamer is FIFA Academies, which takes a behind-the-scenes look at the best youth rosters in world football. The series kicks off with Belgian club RSC Anderlecht, which has seen the likes of Vincent Kompany, Romelu Lukaku, Youri Tielemans and Leander Dendoncker come through in recent times.
Shoot The Company produced the show, continuing its work with FIFA which included the FIFA Best Awards in 2022 as well as the official 2018 FIFA World Cup film.
Tom Hillier, co-founder of Shoot the Company, said, “Shoot the Company is thrilled to be at the forefront of content creation for this exciting new platform and to offer such an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look. on one of the most inspiring and results-oriented academies in world football.
“We have tried to capture the human stories, personalities and daily conversations about what makes RSC Anderlecht so special and we look forward to helping create more amazing content for the new FIFA+ platform.”