French documentary producer-distributor Zed is producing two eSports-themed docuseries for Studio+, the mobile-first VOD platform for short-form content from Vivendi.
The Fan I and The Fan II will both consist of 10 six-minute episodes and will be shot in 4K. Directing both is Hervé Martin-Delpierre, whose documentary Game Fever is set to screen on the mobile streamer Oct. 26.
The first series, which was filmed in South Korea over the past two years, recounts the saga of the Jinair team, considered one of the best teams on the global eSports scene, and its captain and double Starcraft II world champion, sOs (pictured). The series is due for delivery to the Studio+ app before the end of 2016.
The second series is about to go into production. It promises viewers an immersion into the world of one of the best European teams at League of Legends, the world’s most-widely played eSports game.
The productions mark the first incursion by Studio+ into documentary series specifically crafted for a short format.
The new VOD service — which mirrors Verizon’s go90 platform which launched last year in the U.S.— is slated to become available in 20 countries across Europe and Latin America this year, in partnership between Vivendi and regional telecos.
Vivendi has stated that, upon its launch in France, the Studio+ service will offer 25 original series produced at “the highest television standards,” with episodes running five to 10 minutes in length.
When the platform was first announced in April, Vivendi confirmed it had more than 60 projects under development, with programming spanning genres from action to science fiction and romance.