FIFA+ ties with SPT, Whisper & Final Replay on football series

FIFA+ has linked with David Coulthard, Sunil Patel and Jake Humphrey’s Whisper TV, UK-based Final Replay and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) on a new series about football. Moment Of Truth will explore the world’s favourite sport and ask why people care about the game, what makes exceptional footballers tick and what makes a great team. Producers, via FIFA+, will […]

Factual round-up: Viaplay uncovers ‘Crisis In Cocaine Valley’; Autentic strikes deals; FIFA+ orders Forest Green Rovers doc

Viaplay uncovers ‘Crisis In Cocaine Valley’ Viaplay Group has acquired feature doc Crisis In Cocaine Valley for its Viaplay streaming service in the Nordic and Baltic countries, the Netherlands and Poland. Distributor Quintus Studios struck the deal for the 1 x 60-minute doc, which is produced by Germany’s Maximus Film, and explores the impact of […]

FIFA orders broadcasters to stop focus on “hot women”

FIFA’s diversity boss, Federico Addiechi, has warned broadcasters to stop zooming their cameras on “hot women” during football matches. The statement was issued at a press conference prior to the England/Croatia World Cup match last night, as football’s governing body attempts to tackle sexism during the tournament. “We’ve done it with individual broadcasters. We’ve done […]

Broadcasters buy FIFA corruption doc

Several broadcasters have acquired football corruption doc FIFA and the Price of Football, TBI has learned. The one-off investigation, from Germany’s WDR, delves into the working practices of world football’s governing body as well as the alleged corruption scandal, which has this week engulfed the organisation. It also looks at the living conditions of workers […]

NHK and FIFA team up for 8K World Cup

Japanese public broadcaster NHK and football’s world governing body FIFA are joining forces to cover the Women’s World Cup in 8K. NHK, which took an early lead with high definition and subsequently 4K, is also at the forefront of trialling the new 8K standard. For the World Cup it will have public 8K screenings of […]

Sony, FIFA plan 4K World Cup games

Sony and FIFA have announced plans to produce three full matches from this summer’s football World Cup in Ultra HD, or 4K, in a move they said will help to accelerate the expansion of the technology. The international football federation said that it will use Sony’s 4K equipment and production processes to film one game […]

MIPTV 2014: Four-day focus on 4K in Cannes

A host of broadcasters, technology companies and producers are joining forces for a 4K showcase that will run for the duration of MIPTV. The MIPTV 4K Ultra HD Programme will showcase the next-generation programming standard, focussing on various genres of content. Ahead of the upcoming football World Cup in Brazil, FIFA’s director of TV, Niclas […]