David Beckham EPL Docuseries Sells Around the World


All3Media International has secured a raft of deals for Fever Pitch! The Rise of the Premier League, a new docuseries from Story Films and David Beckham’s new production company, Studio 99.

Commissioned by BBC Two, Fever Pitch! The Rise of the Premier League delves into the creation of the league and its rapid evolution into the world’s most high-profile and lucrative sporting competition. The series has been acquired by Amazon for Canada, Australia and New Zealand; RTL for Germany and German-speaking Europe; and Telefonica for Spain, as well as DR Denmark, NRK Norway, SVT Sweden and YLE Finland for the Nordic regions.

Discovery+ has acquired the four-part series for India, while WATCHA will be the exclusive home for the series in South Korea. Further deals in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas are under discussion.

Fever Pitch! The Rise of the Premier League is set to debut on BBC Two in the U.K. later this year and is distributed globally by All3Media International.

Rachel Job, senior VP of non-scripted content at All3Media International, said: “Since its creation, the English Premier League has captured the hearts of fans around the world, entertaining, enthralling and inspiring billions—and this premium documentary series will offer exclusive insight from those who made that possible. But this isn’t just the story of English football, it’s a story about intense ambition, remarkable talent and an era that saw huge cultural and social change. This initial range of deals in Europe, agreed while the show is still in production, is an indicator that Fever Pitch! The Rise of the Premier League is going to prove very popular globally.”

Story Films’ Peter Beard added: “It’s fantastic to see Fever Pitch! The Rise of the Premier League’s international journey begin. This is the first time a documentary has taken a deep dive into that first decade to find out how a 100-year-old national game became a global brand—and what’s being revealed as production continues is a narrative that’s as gripping as any drama. Full of iconic moments, renowned names and remarkable stories, Fever Pitch! The Rise of the Premier League is shaping up to be a must-watch, whether you’re a fan of the ‘beautiful game’ or not.”