Surf Channel And Rakuten TV Premiere Salva Ruiz’s Sports Documentary BARCELONA SURF DESTINATION TODAY
Olympic champion Ítalo Ferreira stars alongside Álex Vilalta, Lucía Martiño and Amaia Salamanca in an exciting journey surfing the Mediterranean
Rakuten TV, in association with Surf Channel, are delighted to confirm the release of the new documentary, Barcelona Surf Destination, which will be available on the platform from 29th April.
For the first time in history, surfing is an Olympic sport and following the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games, it has its first champion, Ítalo Ferreira. The Brazilian Olympic surfing champion visits the city of Barcelona with his friend Álex Vilalta, a local surfer, to discover the best local surfing spots. Alongside Álex and fellow professional surfer Lucía Martiño, they explore areas such as Castelldefels and El Masnou, as well as everything the city and its surroundings has to offer. Along their journey, we meet actress and model (and surf lover) Amaia Salamanca and the Valencian surfer and journalist Mireia Martínez.
Discover the surfing tradition of the Mediterranean and explore the most iconic spots of the Catalan coast. In Barcelona Surf Destination, viewers will experience a get together between friends who share an unforgettable experience, enjoying the passion that unites them: surfing.
Barcelona Surf Destination, produced by the Surf Channel and Rakuten TV, is directed by Salva Ruiz. It can be seen on Rakuten TV, across 42 countries in Europe in more than 110 million homes and on Surf Channel TV, present in 2,500,000 homes for more than 8 million viewers. It ca also be found on RENFE (Spain's leading rail transport company) on long-distance lines such as AVE and ALSA (Spain’s leading bus company) on streaming services; Globosat, in Latin America in Portuguese and Olympusat, for the USA and Latin America in Spanish.
Barcelona Surf Destination will be available exclusively on Rakuten TV from 29th April
About Rakuten TV
Rakuten TV is one of the leading Video On-Demand platforms in Europe that combines TVOD (Transactional video-on-demand), AVOD (Advertising video-on-demand), FAST (Free Ad-Supported Streaming TV) and SVOD (Subscription video-on-demand).
The TVOD service offers an authentic cinematic experience with the latest releases to buy or rent in high audio and video quality. The SVOD service allows subscription to the premium service Starzplay. The advertising-supported offering comprises AVOD and FAST services. The AVOD service features more than 10,000 titles available on-demand, including films, documentaries and series from Hollywood and local studios, as well as the Rakuten Stories catalogue with Original and Exclusive content. The FAST service consists of an extensive line-up of over 100 free linear channels from global networks, top European broadcasters and media groups, and the platform’s own thematic channels with curated content. Rakuten TV is available in 43 European territories and currently reaches more than 110 million households via its branded remote-control button and pre-installed app in Smart TV devices.
Rakuten TV is part of Rakuten Group, Inc., one of the world’s leading internet services companies, focusing on e-commerce, fintech, digital content, and communications. Rakuten is the official partner for FC Barcelona, the NBA, the Golden State Warriors, Davis Cup and Spartan Race.
About Surf Chanel
Surf Channel is the only online TV channel in Spain and Europe dedicated exclusively to the world of surfing which, without forgetting sports content, includes entertainment programmes around the world of surfing. It is a channel that provides its content to the operators for broadcasting on pay-per-view and/or similar systems, and which includes commercial content within its programming, both in terms of conventional advertising, special actions, sponsorship, etc. The channel has a programming schedule composed of in-house and outside production programmes with an average of 250 hours of new content per year. The weekly programming grid is composed of 4 blocks/day of 6 hours and a broadcast of 24 hours per day with a total of about 100 hours of in-house production and 150 hours of outside production.
The channel is broadcast in VO (audio2) and Spanish(audio1) dubbed in voiceover, in HD 1080 format. The channel has an extensive programming based on broadcasting the best documentaries and internationally produced programmes, and also broadcasts length films within its broadcasting grid, reinforcing the concept of entertainment on which the channel revolves. The broadcasting grid is made up of series and documentaries about surfing, feature films, TV programmes related to surfing and sports broadcasts. It also currently has several programmes of its own production, including: Surfing Reports, Espacio Azul, Surferas, Tales from the beach, Pelis de Surf and Las Aventura surferas de Borja Agote.