"Kick off! Countdown": that’s news, top names, the very latest from the German Bundesliga. Broadcast on Thursdays, the show previews Bundesliga weekend action, setting the scene for soccer audiences around the world.
The heroes are highlighted, as well as those who lost out. "Kick off! Countdown" portrays the passion and the glory of decisive moments, well beyond simple statistics and numbers.
The program feels the pulse of German soccer. "Top Match" previews the top, upcoming encounter, and "Club Confidential" profiles the teams and players of the day. "On the Spot" carries candid interviews with soccer celebrities. Life outside the stadium is chronicled in "Soccer Stories". In "Special Report" we showcase soccer’s worldwide role, from loyal support for local clubs, football passion in prison and, generally, how soccer shapes the personal world of the game’s supporters.
"Kick off! Countdown!" is different. Fans are given their own forum in "Kick it like…", speaking their mind in their own 90-second clips aired on the program. Other entertaining segments like "Off the Pitch" and "My Stadium" add to the flair of the "Countdown" format, with the best goal action, reliving spectacular goals of the past week in "Kick off! Top 5".
"Kick off! Countdown!" – DW’s weekly Bundesliga preview – every Thursday – for soccer fans worldwide.
And here’s some “making of”…