Discovery en Espanol plans UNAM Futbol documentary

Gabriel Miramar-Garcia | 04-10-2012

Discovery en Espanol's cameras go beyond the playing field and penetrate the emblematic Pumas soccer club of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), to live with them and showcase the day to day of a First Division professional soccer team, as they train and prepare for the 2012-2013 season.

The original production, dubbed Acceso Exclusivo: PUMAS, will run for four episodes. The docu-reality series delivers an all-access look into the daily lives and routines of the Pumas of UNAM by following them during a month and a half of their preseason in their training camps in Acapulco and in Mexico City. Cameras will document everything from medical examinations, the secrecy of their tactical training, the roster selection process and the dynamics between the players as they live together, along with the professional and family lives of the athletes under the direction of ex head coach Joaquin del Olmo.

The show also combines CGI images and 3D animations to showcase every physical element behind every play and every technique, as well as the different technological and medical innovations that are impacting the evolution of this sport and its players. And, it includes never before seen interviews with respected figures such as former player and coach Hugo Sanchez, and former player and president of several clubs, Enrique Borja G.

Acceso Exclusivo: PUMAS also has a microsite that includes interesting facts, interviews, photographs and behind the scenes videos of the production.

The series is part of the programming concept Futbol via the Discovery Lens, which has been developed by the network in order to bring the Hispanic audience in the United States continued quality soccer-related programming.