Amazon Scores Weekly Soccer Series Fronted By Ex-Liverpool Legend Peter Crouch
Amazon is to launch a weekly soccer series featuring former Liverpool legend Peter Crouch. The SVOD service is to air weekly studio entertainment format Back of the Net during the English Premier League season – coming after it scored the rights to a handful of live games from next season.
Crouch, who scored 42 goals in three seasons for the six-times European champions, is hosting alongside broadcaster Gabby Logan and comedian John Bishop.
The show will launch this summer to coincide with the start of the season and episodes will be released every Tuesday after each Premier League round. Each week the team will be joined by a live studio audience, and a mix of celebrity and football guests. They look back at the matches and forward to the next and it will also feature football greats telling stories and revealing secret talents.
Amazon Prime Video Scores Landmark Soccer Doc Series ‘This Is Football’
The SVOD service will launch This Is Football, a six-part series that will look at the stories behind the world’s most popular sport, on August 2.
The series will explore the emotions, stories, passions and triumphs behind the sport. Each episode will tackle a different theme including redemption, looking at the sports’ role in rebuilding Rwanda after the genocide, belief, looking at the rise of the women’s game, pride, exploring how Iceland’s underdogs have overperformed, and wonder, unlocking the secrets of Lionel Messi’s genius.
Really don't get why Lampard has gone to Chelsea so early in his career. It's not as if they're a club that will hire a guy for 10 years and Lampard won't get another opportunity - the average lifespan of a Chelsea manager is 437 days
He seems like a really good guy though so I hope he's (moderately) successful and, who knows, if he excels at Stamford Bridge he could have a shot at the national job?
510,000 (50.8% share) children aged 4-15 watched England vs. USA on Tuesday.
The importance of putting live sport on free TV. Inspiring a generation, and getting them interested in the game. More children alone watching this than the entirety of the World Cup cricket on Sky or really crappy Premier League matches.