Client news · 26 March, 2018

Zig Zag, Infinity Creative Media and dick clark productions Team Up to Create ‘The Football Show’

Global stars including Ronaldinho, Cavani, Herrera, Marcelo and Mata will be featured in revealing new football entertainment series

‘The Football Show’ to be unveiled at MIP TV 2018 with appearance from Argentinian football legend Hernán Crespo

Leading independent television production company Zig Zag Productions, Infinity Creative Media, and US entertainment production and distribution company dick clark productions have teamed up to create ‘The Football Show’ a unique and revealing series profiling 24 of the world’s leading football players and managers, off the pitch.

Currently in post-production, ‘The Football Show’ (6 x 60’) is made for a global audience and is shot on location in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Lisbon, Barcelona, Manchester and Rome.

The series gives the viewer unprecedented access to the some of the sport’s biggest names including Manchester United F.C. players Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo; Chelsea F.C. and Spain national team striker Alvaro Morata; Real Madrid C.F. and Brazil national team defender Marcelo; football legend Ronaldinho, Manchester United F.C. and Spain national team attacking midfielder Juan Mata; Paris Saint-Germain F.C. and Uruguay national team forward Edison Cavani; West Ham United F.C. and Argentina national team defender Pablo Zabaleta; football coach and Newcastle United F.C. manager Rafael Benitez; retired Argentina player and prolific striker Hernan Crespo; former England national team striker Michael Owen; former Argentina national team player Javier Zanetti; and Jiangsu Suning F.C. and Brazil national team midfielder Ramires.

Russ Lindsay, founder of Infinity Creative Media, said “The world of football consistently gives back to global and local communities and charities, most of which is unseen and mainly unreported.  The inspiration to produce this positive, beautifully shot, high-end television series was the desire to highlight the very best of football and its global icons”.

“As a massive football fan, having the opportunity for Zig Zag to produce this global football lifestyle show, whilst filming with the biggest names in the world of football and visiting the most iconic football locations, is a dream come true!” said Danny Fenton, CEO of Zig Zag Productions.

Mark Rafalowski, EVP, International Distribution for dick clark productions said, “‘The Football Show’ delivers like the ‘Beautiful Game’ itself.  It lets fans hang out with the players and come away feeling as though they are now one of the same family. This is a rare gem, it scores on all levels, emotional, playful, engaging and fun. Viva Futbol!”

Zig Zag Productions is producing the series for Infinity Creative Media, and dick clark productions is distributing the series worldwide.

‘The Football Show’ production model follows the success of Infinity Creative Media’s series’ ‘The Wine Show,’ ‘The Art Show,’ and the ‘Classic Car Show’. The shows are not commissioned by a single network but sold to broadcasters as multiple territory acquisitions. 

Infinity’s global broadcast partners to date include ITV, Channel 5 and Sky in the UK, HULU and Ovation in the US, SATV, SBS1, FOXTEL, Discovery, BBC Worldwide, History Channel and Wowow in Japan.