Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
06/03/2019

Insight TV Partners With VICE Studios For Two New Series

News Image
Insight TV has partnered with VICE Studios to broadcast two new series on street football and e-sports.

The 4K UHD broadcaster commissioned the shows for global broadcast on its platform in Autumn 2019.

The first series will explore the origins of street football. While the sport has given rise to some of the biggest footballing legends of our time, it is often on the streets that many players lose their way due to the distractions and temptations that pepper daily life. The show profiles a range of young talented players who have fallen between the cracks of the street pitches and ended up in prison.

Well-known footballers will take the audience on a journey into prisons all over the world to understand the decisive moments that led many young, aspiring sports stars to end up behind bars. At the end of each episode the footballing legends will play an unforgettable match against the inmates.

Also hitting the platform this Autumn, 'Modern Day Gladiators' immerses viewers in the culture of e-games and e-leagues, exploring the compelling human stories behind this ever-increasing global trend. As eSports enters the 'mainstream', it is fast becoming one of the biggest sports of the 21st Century; with star players training up to 12 hours a day, sold out arena finals and a loyal, fast-growing fan base. But with the fame, success and riches that come with being a superstar sports personality, for some, there can be a darker side. With gaming addiction dominating headlines and numerous scandals upsetting the status quo, the community still has a lot to prove.

"This is an exciting announcement that will enable us to provide viewers around the world with greater availability of authentic content, produced in the highest quality by VICE Studios," said Arun Maljaars, Director of Content and Channels, Insight TV. "We're dedicated to offering compelling content based on inspirational characters, highlighting social issues and experiences that are important to younger generations globally. These new shows will tap into gritty, thematic and thought-provoking narratives that will entertain and encourage discussion amongst viewers."

Stefan Tieleman, Head of VICE Studios, Benelux, added: "We are delighted to be working with Insight TV on two, new original productions. VICE Studios are experts in telling compelling stories that resonate with younger audiences. These two commissions will look at hidden aspects of international, mass sports – allowing us to tap into a global youth audience by offering unique, candid and insightful content."
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

19/09/2019
Production News : Aardman Appoints New MD
Aardman has announced the successor to David Sproxton, who is stepping back from the MD role after 43 years at the helm of the organisation. The role
18/09/2019
Production News : Channel 4 And Sky Announce New Multi-Year Deal
Channel 4 and Sky have announced a new multi-year deal. Motorsport fans will be able to enjoy free to air coverage of Formula 1®. The commercial deal
18/09/2019
So Television Selects New Creative Director, Development
So Television has appointed a new Creative Director, Development.   Matt Tiffin will report to Managing Director Graham Stuart and he will be responsi
16/09/2019
Masstech Releases New Storage & Asset Lifecycle Management Platform
Masstech has used this year's IBC show as the launching platform for its new intelligent storage and asset lifecycle management platform solution. The
16/09/2019
Ross Video Tackles UHD Signal Conversion With New Solution
Ross Video has introduced its new innovative UHD signal conversion problem solver, Gator-Toolbox. Launched at IBC 2019, Gator-Toolbox adapts 'any-to-a
16/09/2019
TSL Products Focuses On Advanced Control Systems Across New Applications
TSL Products has put a focus on demonstrating advanced control systems across applications that are new to the firm at IBC 2019. These new demonstrati
20/09/2019
New BAME Support Programme
A programme to support black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) talent behind-the-camera in UK film to progress into more senior roles has been launche
11/08/2017
Yahoo Sport Commissions New Football Show
Yahoo Sport has commissioned a new weekly football series that is hosted by Colin Murray and Dion Dublin. For The Win is the first series greenlit in
03/09/2019
Tedial to Launch SMARTLIVE MULTI SPORT At IBC 2019
Tedial is to launch SMARTLIVE MULTI SPORT configurations at IBC 2019 on stand 8.B44. The addition to Tedial's award-winning sports and live events sol
16/05/2017
AKA Design Completes Abbey Road Studios Project
AKA Design has recently completed an installation project at Abbey Road Studios. The company's technical furniture was selected for the studios' three
04/05/2017
School Pupils To Create Films For Elstree Studios Film Festival
The Elstree Studios Film Festival has started filming across 15 schools in Hertsmere. As part of Elstree Studio's 90th anniversary, the studio teamed
04/09/2019
Production News : ITV Studios Daytime Confirms Two New Commissions
ITV Studios Daytime has commissioned Corrie at Christmas and John and Lisa's Weekend Kitchen (S3). Corrie at Christmas is a seasonal special commissio
16/11/2017
Celebro Studios Goes Global
Three years ago, Celebro opened a 2,000 square foot studio in Oxford Circus with the simple idea of offering state-of-the-art, multi camera news studi
10/09/2019
ITV Studios Acquires Over 20 Sony HDC-3500 System Camera Chains
ITV Studios has acquired 21 Sony HDC-3500 system camera chains supplied by broadcast and film industry equipment provider, Top-Teks. The 2/3-inch 4K C
13/11/2017
Plans Approved For New Bentwaters Studios
Screen Suffolk has welcomed the announcement that a planning application for the new Bentwaters Studios in Suffolk has been approved. On its website,