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Amazon Prime Video slates doc on German soccer club from W&B Television

Amazon Prime Video is set to launch a new documentary on FC Bayern Munich this fall from W&B Television, a Leonine company. The documentary follows FC Bayern Munich through the German ...
February 2, 2021

Amazon Prime Video is set to launch a new documentary on FC Bayern Munich this fall from W&B Television, a Leonine company.

The documentary follows FC Bayern Munich through the German soccer club’s 2020 Champions League final win in Lisbon to the end of the 2020/21 season.

It includes individuals that have shaped the club, from the president to the groundsmen, including characters such as FC Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Uli Hoeneß, Herbet Hainer, board member Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidžić.

The film will also examine the club’s history and how it is perceived by the wider soccer world.

Executive producers for W&B Television are Quirin Berg and Max Wiedemann.

“With our Amazon sports documentaries, we have created benchmarks for access for sports fans,” said Christoph Schneider, MD for Prime Video Germany. “Now I’m delighted that we can show Prime members the great FC Bayern Munich up close and give them unprecedented insight.”

Amazon Studios’ director of European Originals Georgia Brown told Edinburgh TV Fest viewers in August the studio was looking to build on it’s lineup of access documentaries, which includes 2018′s Manchester City and 2020′s Tottenham Hotspur, both part of its ‘All Or Nothing’ sports franchise.

“The access that we have here is really unrivaled and it plays into our wishlist of what we want,” Brown said during the event. “For us, access documentaries tap into something that we’re always very keen on which is fanatical audiences.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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