MEDIAPRO Group and Viacom International Studios (VIS) announced start of production and cast for N00bees, Nickelodeon Latin America’s new original series. “N00bees”, the network’s first-ever gaming series produced with Barcelona-based multimedia communications Group, MEDIAPRO, will be shot in Bogota, Colombia at MEDIAPRO’s facility, Televideo. The announcement was made by Pierluigi Gazzolo, President, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) The Americas.
RCN, one of Colombia’s leading networks, has acquired the free-to-air rights for the series. The 60-episode x 1-hour series will air in Colombia later this year.
“N00bees” features new and established pan-regional actors including Mexican-natives Michelle Olvera (La Doña, Huérfanas, El Señor De Los Cielos) and newcomer Andres de la Mora; Colombians Maria Jose Vargas (Majo Vargas YouTuber and Instagram Celeb, Puro Flow, Francisco El Matemático) and Ilenia Antonini (Chica Vampiro); as well as Argentine-born Lion Bagnis (La Doña, Baila).
Additional cast includes renown Colombian actress and model Karen Martinez (Cartel De Los Sapos, Tiempo Final), Brandon Figueredo who returns to the Nickelodeon screen after his participation in the network’s hit series Yo Soy Franky; and Brazilian actress Clara Tiezzi (Malhacao, Rebelde), among others.
“N00bees”, whose title denotes a person who is new at playing an online game and/or is bad at it, follows Silvia, her brother Erick and their friends Tania, Pablo and Niko. Silvia has never been interested in video games. She has always preferred the outdoors and playing her favorite sport, basketball. She is the opposite of her father, Hector, and her brother - for them video gaming is everything! When Erick is presented with the opportunity to fulfill his greatest dream, participating in the e-Sports Championship, Silvia does everything possible to help him achieve it, even if it means becoming a professional gamer. Silvia and Erick along with their friends create “N00Bees” - an e-Sports team that will compete for the title at the Professional Video Games League. But the task will not be easy. Besides dealing with all the usual problems associated with growing up, Silvia will have to learn how to play video games while competing against David, the best player in the region and with whom she’ll fall in love. What nobody knows is that something will happen to Silvia that will make her gain some incredible powers allowing her to control the way she plays videogames, and this will be epic!
“N00bees” will include images from MEDIAPRO’s Professional Videogames League (LVP), the biggest e-Sports league in Spain and host of major online and offline tournaments for games such as League of Legends & Call of Duty, among others.
The series was recently featured at the World Information Tracking (THE WIT), “Fresh TV Kids Live-Action Scripted Series” conference at MIPTV in Cannes, for being one of the most original audiovisual contents to generate new trends in children’s fiction in the international market. THE WIT, is a UK based consultancy firm that scans the globe for the most promising content trends, insights and new ideas across TV and digital programming.
“N00bees” is slated to premiere on Nickelodeon in Fall 2018 (exact date to be announced).
One of the most electrifying competitions in the world of football - the Serie A Brazilian Championship, more commonly referred to as the Brasileirao, can now be followed on YouTube thanks to an alliance between MEDIAPRO and Google. The competition will be available in 27 countries in Europe, Asia and Oceania via the channel youtube.com/brasileirao
The new channel will offer more than 110 live matches from the Brazilian competition, as well as the very best highlights from all the games played each matchday. The best Brazilian football will be available in the following countries in Europe: France, Holland, Switzerland, Romania, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Belarus, Moldavia, Ukraine, Russia and CIS states; Mongolia, Malaysia, Brunei, Taiwan, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and the Philippines in Asia; Australia and New Zealand in Oceania.
The Brasileirao will be the only major football domestic league users can follow live on YouTube and fans can enjoy all the goals and the very best action from all the competition’s best players: Rodriguinho, Paulinho, Henrique Dourado, Luan Vieira, Thiago Neves, Lucas Lima, Vinicius, Arthur, to name but a few.
The broadcast of the Brasileirao on YouTube, represents yet another advance for MEDIAPRO in its ongoing commitment to innovation and fresh consumer formats. The group has a wealth of experience in sports channel management via the video platform and began producing the LaLiga channel in 2012, a leading football competition on YouTube in terms of number of visits and subscribers.
“Sinfonía” is set to be the film to bring to a close the DocsBarcelona 2018 Festival this coming Sunday after 10 days dedicated to showcasing a wide-ranging selection of the year’s stand-out documentaries. Produced by MEDIAPRO and directed by Gilbert Arroyo and Andrés Locatelli, it centres on Juan Diego Flórez’s idea, “Symphony for Peru”. The world premiere, which will see the opera singer in attendance, will take place in the Aribau Multi-cinema complex in Barcelona at 19.30 and will be followed by a round-table debate featuring the film’s directors.
The latest MEDIAPRO production, which highlights the importance of music as a shelter, as artistic expression and a way of life. "Sinfonía" follows Alondra, Diego and Imanol, three young Peruvians living on the Edge of society, over the course of three years and how their Destiny changes radically when music and the tenor Juan Diego Flórez cross their paths. Flórez, one of modern opera's greatest talents, got his chance to study singing thanks to the generosity of dozens of donors and conscious of the transformative power of music, he came up with the "Sinfonía por el Perú" project. Via the project viewers discover the character and bravery of the three young boys as they start to believe in themselves and dream of a better future for themselves and their families.
"Sinfonía" is the first joint project involving Andrés Locatelli and Gilbert Arroyo. Arroyo has written and directed projects such as "Alas sobre el Polo", "Voces de una generació", "Philosophy Behind Bars" (Premi DocEspaña, SEMINCI 2015). He has also produced series such as "Animalia" (Telemadrid) and "Pelopicopata" (Antena 3) as well as directing programmes such as "El Especialista" (Cuatro), "Terapia de pareja" (laSexta) and "Con mis ojos" (TVE, Zapping Award 2015), among others.
Andrés Locatelli is the director and co-script-writer of the short-film "Supercomputing and eScience", an award winner at the Ronda International Scientific Cinema Festival as well as winning the award for Best Short Documentary at the Olomouc Film Festival 2015 and Best Documentary at the International Short Documentary Festival in Torrelavega. He also produces content for advertising and audiovisual exhibits for museums.
The national League of Legends league is back. Superliga Orange returns on the 26th May with LVP (MEDIAPRO Group) launching the 2018 summer season from its Barcelona studios. Plans for the new season include the biggest ever LVP competition event at the Bilbao Arena.
The first competition match-day will take place in the LVP studios with “Face-to-Face”, match-ups in the format introduced last year and which sees two teams travel every week to Barcelona to play a live head-to-head game. Fans will be able to follow the competition online via the LVP’s Twitch channel or in person at the MEDIAPRO auditorium which has a maximum capacity of 340 people.
The eight best teams in Spain will jump into the Summoner’s Rift to fight to try to take the title from last season’s winners MAD Lions E.C. who won back in March in Murcia, with a convincing victory over Movistar Riders. The Lions, who have managed to keep the key members of their team together, are the big favourites to repeat their victory in a season which kicks off on the 26th May and runs until the beginning of September.
The kick-off game sees KIYF from Barcelona take on DRAGONS E.C. (12.00), a team with previous LVP experience and which has come back from the dead to take a G2 Spain spot. The most attractive match-up in the first round of matches is without doubt the re-run of last season’s final between the Blue Knights and the Lions (18.00), a match which will be key to testing the water for the upcoming season.
The competition is keeping the format from last season, with 8 teams fighting it out against each other “home and away” but over a longer period of time. The matches will continue to be over the best of two maps, making every point vital for finishing in the first four spots and reaching the semi-finals of the competition. Just as last season, Mondays and Tuesdays are set to be Superliga Orange League of Legends territory in the LVP.
Special stop at Gamergy
After the changed to the calendar introduced at the start of the year, the Superliga Orange will kick off the summer LVP season alongside the Euroepan LCS league.
One of the consequences of the change is that the teams will be at the Gamergy event for the 6th round of matches of the Superliga Orange. For the first time, the big national eSports event will feature the 8 teams who make up the competition.
Bilbao: 2nd September the most ambitious final ever
Far away from Gamergy, the grand final of the Superliga Orange League of Legends competition is set to be one of the biggest challenges in the history of the LVP. The Bilbao Arena, with a capacity for 3,000 people, will play host to the last round of matches of the 2018 summer season on the 2nd September.
It will be LVP ¡s first ever trip to the Basque Country for an event of this size and will be the first time that Ibai Llanos, possibly the most famous League of Legends voice in Spain, will be back in his home town for the most important match of the season. Tickets for the event will shortly be on sale.
PHOTO: Presentation of the 2018 summer season of the Superliga Orange League of Legends competition.
“Atrápame si puedes”, the game-show produced by MEDIAPRO for Aragón TV, reached the 400-programme milestone last Wednesday, the 23rd May. The show which is presented by the comedian Iñaki Urrutia from Monday to Friday is a long-running show on the regional network where it has become one of the channel’s most popular programmes in the lunch-time slot.
Since its launch in September 2016, “Atrápame si puedes” has seen audiences continue to grow, gaining a loyal following and occasionally notching up a 20% share. The programme reaches the 400-programme milestone with a 26,000€ jackpot in store for the lucky winner, the highest on offer since the launch of the show on Aragón TV. Since the start of broadcasts, the game-show has given away more than 100,000 euros in prizes with the highest ever jackpot standing at 22,000 euros, won in May 2017.
The “Atrápame si puedes” set has seen appearances from more than 300 contestants from across the 3 provinces in Aragon and from just about all the local municipalities and has been an excellent promotional vehicle for the region.
“Atrápame si puedes”, which has also got long-running and successful versions on ETB and IB3, is a quick-moving, innovative game-show, which, in addition to giving away attractive prizes, is also full of laughs.
Mediatem (MEDIAPRO Group) recently provided production services for the final of FameLab Spain for the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT). The event, which took place in the Galileo Galilei Hall in Madrid on the 17th May, saw the King and Queen of Spain attend as well as present the awards. The event was streamed live via the FECYT Facebook page.
The actress and stand-up comic Ana Morgade was in charge of presenting the event with the jury made up of the bio-chemist and science educator Pere Estupinyà; María Martinón Torres, the director of the National Human Evolution Research Centre (CENIEH); and Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón, mathematician, science youtuber and the winner of FameLab Spain 2013. Juan Margalef was declared the winner with his talk “Questions and catastrophes” and will go on to represent Spain in the international grand final at the Cheltenham Science Festival (UK) in June.
The MEDIAPRO Group has been responsible for the production of all the previous FameLab Spain.