Rakuten TV’s Champions to Feature Top Female Soccer Stars


Rakuten TV has commissioned the original documentary series Champions, which will explore the stories of six of the world’s leading female soccer players.

Champions aims to dismantle prejudices present in professional football and show that it is no longer a sport only for men. It will see current female soccer stars travel to different countries to meet with long-time players and legends of the sport, as well as some of its rising stars. The 6×30-minute docuseries is currently in preproduction. It is slated to premiere exclusively and for free on Rakuten TV in the summer of 2021.

Rakuten TV is producing the original docuseries in collaboration with El Cañonazo Transmedia.

Teresa López, content director of Rakuten TV, said: “Optimism and empowerment of people are two core values of Rakuten TV that permeate the DNA of all our original content. It is a real privilege for us to be involved in a production of these characteristics that is destined to not only be a tribute to a select group of outstanding athletes, but also an echo of the social change portrayed through a group of women who fight every day to claim that talent knows no gender.”

Roger Casas-Alatriste, CEO of El Cañonazo Transmedia, stated: “We are very excited to embark on this project. Champions is a series that brings together all the qualities of the projects that are best aligned with our values. It is a story of global relevance with local players, but with no borders, using narrative vehicles such as football and female empowerment that will certainly not leave anyone untouched.”