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BBC Worldwide sells football show to three broadcasters

MUMBAI: BBC Worldwide has announced that it has sold the upcoming football series The Greatest Show On Earth to three broadcasters. The series which has been made in conjunction with football's governing body Fifa celebrates the history of the World Cup.

 

 

The series has been sold to Canal Plus in Spain and RTP in Portugal, and the rights have been licensed to specialist agency Mulipole in Latin America and the Caribbean. These sales follow those already secured earlier this year, to SVT in Sweden and SBS in Australia.

 

 

The Greatest Show On Earth features a combination of official World Cup Fifa film archive and dramatised reconstructions of epic behind the scenes moments in World Cup history which have been filmed exclusively for the series.

BBC Worldwide commercial director Motion Gallery Mark Fricker said, "We are very pleased with the strong global broadcast interest in these titles which demonstrate the international television audience's appetite for quality sport documentaries".

Tracing the World Cup story from the 1930s to 2002, The Greatest Show On Earth, will feature football's major protagonists, including Brazil, Italy, Argentina, Germany, France, Holland and England. The programme will also feature special analyses of developing football nations.

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