Legendary soccer rivalries on Ten Sports

MUMBAI, April 6: With the FIFA World Cup football just around the corner, Ten Sports, the world's number one sports channel for south Asians, will telecast the much acclaimed and awarded documentary on soccer rivalries, 'Heights of Passion'.

The documentary will be aired in four parts as part of the Ten Sports' popular 'Legends' series. The first part of the series starts 9:00 pm IST on Friday, April 7. The first telecast of the remaining three parts will be aired April 14, 21 and 28 at the same time. Each episode will have repeat telecast during the week.

From the exotic backdrop of South America to the sophisticated pulse of Europe, Height of Passion explores the culture, history and rivalry of the most exciting football derbies in the world. This multi-award winning football series captures not just the stars of today, tomorrow and yesterday, but the history, culture and social background of the leading teams and passionate fans throughout the world.

The four 52-minute episodes entitled Italy, Spain, Argentina and Brazil, focuses on two particular clubs from the respective countries and the intense rivalry between them. It looks at the history that has enforced that rivalry and where they currently stand.

Italy covers the giant Milan clubs AC Milan and International. The rivalry between these two clubs is one of the most intense in the world and splits the city in half. Spain covers the rivalry between Barcelona and Real Madrid. Argentina looks at the fanatical support and rivalry between Boca Juniors and River Plate. Brazil looks at another fanatical rivalry between Rio residents Vasco and Flamengo.

The stars of each club are touched upon, including names like Ronaldo, Maradona, Edmundo, Romario, Raul - the list is endless.

Only launched in April 2002, Ten Sports is watched by more viewers than any other sports channel in the Sub-continent. Ten Sports is available in over 48 million households via cable and satellite networks across the world. In just a short span of three years, Ten Sports has also become the world's biggest producers of cricket.

The Channel broadcasts cricket from Sharjah, the West Indies, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Morocco throughout the Indian sub-continent and Asia, as well as in Europe and the Middle East (except Pakistan cricket). Also, Ten Sports has broadcast cricket from India, the World Cup 2003 and the ICC Champions Trophy 2004 in certain territories.

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