Transporting soccer fans to the heart of one of South America’s fiercest rivalries, GolTV will produce and broadcast a new series to capture the excitement of the upcoming Argentinean “Superclasico” between River Plate and Boca Junior. Titled Los Caminos de una Pasión (Two Teams, One Passion), the series is GolTV’s first documentary-style special to profile an Argentinean league match in network history. A new episode will debut each night beginning Monday, October 22 through Friday, October 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET, building up to the “Superclasico” which will air exclusively on GolTV on October 28, 2012.
The five half-hour shows will showcase the history of River Plate vs. Boca Junior, going beyond the field to examine the legendary stories associated with the rivalry and impact the series has had on each Buenos Aires neighborhood. The show will also feature interviews with past and current players and coaches, and include video packages from previous “Superclasicos.”
“Offering viewers unprecedented access, this exclusive series is an opportunity for GolTV to deliver new programming that further establishes the network as the number one destination for real soccer fans,” said Rodrigo Lombello, COO, GolTV. “Whether producing original content, broadcasting more live matches than any other network or connecting with fans online, GolTV is always looking to engage our passionate viewers and quench their strong desire for top soccer from across the Americas.”
In addition to airing the weekly “Clasico” – the week’s top match – every Sunday from the Argentine Football Association, GolTV also broadcasts Futbol Argentino, a half hour-long program featuring highlights and analysis from the Argentine Football Association every Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. ET. The network also reached an agreement earlier this year to broadcast a dozen Argentina national team matches as the squad prepares for the 2014 World Cup.