When the National Football League first introduced a new project known as ‘NFL Redzone’ over 12 years ago there were concerns about the disruption of the traditional viewing experience.
American football games could now be viewed in a very different way, especially with the rise of social media and fantasy sports influencing the ways in which consumers absorb sports.
Fast forward to 2021 and Redzone is now a hot commodity in the American football space and CBS Sports has taken a page out of the NFL’s book with its launch of a similar concept in the European football world.
Meet ‘The Golazo Show’ and its first host, Nico Cantor.
He’s the son of legendary broadcaster Andres Cantor, who has covered World Cups, Olympic Games and a number of other major football events throughout his famed career with Telemundo Deportes, NBC Sports and other outlets.
Nico is making a name for himself though in a unique space though, one that has the chance to spark a new interest in proper football in the United States with a product that allows fans to see the highlights of all the top matches across Europe’s UEFA Champions League and Europa League competitions.
“When I took the job I didn’t really know what to expect,” Cantor told ONE37pm. “It was very different than anything I had previously done, especially in another country.
“It was interesting because not only was it my first time properly working in English language television, but I was working in England. I think each week now I’m learning something different and that’s helping the show evolve in its own way.”
Cantor, who got his start in broadcasting with former NASL side Ft. Lauderdale Strikers, has had to train himself to prepare in a different manner than he has in the past for previous opportunities.