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Amazon Scores Manchester City Soccer Series

Amazon will take viewers behind the scenes at high-flying English soccer team Manchester City in a series following the Premier League club over a season.

The as-yet-untitled series will follow Manchester City over the current 2017-18 season. The team is managed by charismatic former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola and currently sits atop the league, and is faring well in the Champions League European competition.

The series launches in 2018. It will be exclusive to Amazon Prime Video, and offer access to the manager and stars of the team over the course of their attempt to dethrone current Premier League champion Chelsea.

Heather Schuster, head of unscripted, Amazon Originals, said: “The story behind the coaches and players is fascinating and we are very excited to work with the Manchester City team to deliver an exclusive all-access experience to our Prime members.”

City was bought by Sheikh Mansour in 2008 and is one of the wealthiest clubs in the world, with a squad worth hundreds of millions of dollars. The Amazon series will venture into the boardroom to show the work of the executives who run the club.

Ferran Soriano, CEO of Manchester City, said: “This is an extremely exciting time for Manchester City, and through Amazon’s world-class service, we will be able to share it with football fans all over the world.”

On Prime Video the series will sit alongside other sports offerings including “All or Nothing,” which follows the Arizona Cardinals and the Los Angeles Rams over an entire NFL season. The e-commerce giant has also placed a bet on live sports, securing rights to ATP tennis and NFL games.

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