FOX Sports local partner services 2018

Leading US broadcaster FOX Sports turned to Eventica for a host of local partner services in Russia throughout the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup™ Russia and 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Russia. Ranging from venue-scouting for studios and stand-up positions to the design, construction and operation of facilities, from logistics to local staffing, Eventica was with FOX every step of the way.


Local partner services for FOX Sports included a 360 degree project management for the 100-Day Countdown to 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ shoot. The event took place on Manezhnaya Square, where Russian journalist and FOX Sports reporter Maria Komandnaya celebrated the countdown.


FOX Sports has also issued a very special video to mark the official countdown to Russia 2018. The clip features a specially-commissioned piece of music created by Russian neoclassical pianist and composer Krill Richter, and recorded in Moscow with the support of Eventica.

We provided a project management for the shoot, including venue negotiation, permits and licensing, local staff recruitment and coordination with an exceptionally talented team of musicians. The result? “Where Angels Fear to Tread”, FOX Sports’ official theme music for their World Cup coverage, comprises of bold, complex and emotionally-charged passages using a 23-piece orchestra, featuring strings, trumpets, cornets and piano.

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“Today, we celebrate another milestone in our journey to Russia,” said David Neal, Executive Producer of FIFA World Cup™ on FOX and Vice President of Production for FOX Sports. “We are delighted to kick off the celebration by unveiling Kirill’s extraordinary FOX Sports World Cup theme music, rolling out the digital and social campaigns and implementing company-wide initiatives, helping to build momentum before the tournament begins on June 14.


Another talent to support Fox Sports’ activities throughout the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ was Leonid Rudenko. Eventica recruited the musician for the client, who became the official DJ at Fox Sports Red Square Studio in Moscow. Leonid Rudenko helped to pick beats for the network’s nightly “World Cup Tonight” recap show hosted by Fernando Fiore.