Italian Soccer Spotlighted

Tomorrow, May 26, will be a big streaming day for fans of Italian soccer with the debuts of Baggio: The Divine Ponytail and Underdogs.

Netflix’s Baggio: The Divine Ponytail is a biopic starring Andrea Arcangeli as Roberto Baggio, a legendary Italian superstar whose nickname came from his hairstyle and Buddhist beliefs. Baggio played for seven different clubs over a 22-year career (1982-2004).

One club Baggio never played for was SS Campobasso, which gets profiled in the Underdogs docu-series on Italian Football TV (IFTV).  

“We have seen major streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime follow the world’s most prestigious clubs like Manchester City, Juventus [for which Baggio played from 1990-1995] and Tottenham,” said Marco Messina, co-founder of IFTV, which can be seen free on YouTube. “However, never has there been an all-access series behind a smaller club that is aspiring to dream big.”

(Top image: ‘Baggio: The Divine Ponytail.’ Source: Netflix)

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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