A worldwide broadcasting first – the History Of Football is set to broadcast on HISTORY ASTRO Ch 555 and Ch 575 (HD) from 28th May to 4th June 2018. The 24/7 mega television event will capture the anticipation and excitement of the 2018 World Cup with a 7-day programming in Asia with over 26 hours of HISTORY originally produced content. David Villa, World Cup Winner and one of the most decorated players in the world, is the global press spokesperson.
“As a passionate football player, I’ve been lucky enough to see first-hand how much football means to so many people and how it affects people’s lives. History Of Football, told so comprehensively by such a well-loved and highly respected global brand as HISTORY, is a remarkable initiative. I am thrilled and honoured to work with HISTORY on this fantastic television event, because it gives my fellow players, coaches, and myself, an opportunity to talk about what the game means to us and also to re-live so many incredible memories”, said David Villa.
History Of Football will air in over 160 territories around the world including Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom; as well as across Africa, Latin America and Asia.
As part of the 7-day programming event in Asia, HISTORY will present a slate of original, globally-focused premium documentary series as well as short form specials, complemented by a careful curation of World Cup films.
HISTORY channels around the world will also broadcast locally-sourced television series and documentaries that will offer a unique lens into each country’s particular passions for football. Supported by Villa and many other established players, coaches, journalists and experts, History Of Football will be a deep exploration of the sport from multiple perspectives.
In addition, History Of Football will give fans extraordinary opportunities to engage with HISTORY in new and exciting ways. Social media activations including polls, Q+A with experts, discussions, and interactions with local football brands will help inspire entire countries to join the conversation to debate and share opinions on some of the most influential players, managers and moments in the game’s history.