Advertorial : TopSpot Set To Start Documentary Series Targeting Young Stars

Published: April 10, 2014
Advertorial : TopSpot Set To Start Documentary Series Targeting Young StarsFootball talent factory TopSpot aims to African television markets with factual entertainment TopSpot Ltd is a Finnish football agency organizing TopSpot Talent Tournaments in West Africa since 2007.

Over 20 ”topspotted” professional footballers play in European Leagues at the moment.

TopSpot wants to open a totally new and unseen window to the football world with a documentary series that tells the story of talented young players who are willing to take a leap of faith to make their dream of a career in football come true.

It also tells about the work of the fearless scouts who go where other scouts dare not to go; to the outbacks of Nigeria in their search for the next football star.

“African television scene is rapidly digitalizing and cross media productions are taking big innovative steps. We want to be a part of that transition and offer interesting and captivating material to television channels”, visions TopSpot’s CEO Mikko Perälä.

“Football is all about dreams, friendship and great emotions but we are not afraid to show also the other side of the business to viewers”, Mr. Perälä continues.

The factual documentary series’ first season tells a story of three young Nigerian football talents who travel to Scandinavia to start their career in their new teams.

Cultural clashes are inevitable but TopSpot’s scouts are convinced that the young players have what it takes to make it. One of scouts is Theo de Jong who played in the Dutch national team in the World Cup Finals in 1974.

TopSpot has partnered with a Finnish based production company Whatever Group and aims to conquer African television scene with the series.

At the same time the producers believe that the stories around football are universal and thus exciting content anywhere in the world.

Football unites nations and opens up doors to places which otherwise would stay closed. It is a language that is understood by everyone.

Stories around football are full of drama, amazing moments of success, joy, comradeship but also heart-break, failure and hardships.

TopSpot has now released a pilot episode which is viewable on the website. The filming of the first season starts in August 2014 in Nigeria and later in Finland, Sweden and Norway.

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