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18th June 2018

MEDIAPRO to provide services to broadcasters worldwide throughout the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia
MEDIAPRO's operations for the 2018 World Cup in Russia will include more than 300 professionals, 10 HD/4K OB Units, 20 HD DSNGs, 35 HD/4K ENGs and 35 LiveU systems

MEDIAPRO is set to deploy a major operation consisting of technical resources and a team of professionals during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia with more than 300 specialists on-site and using state-of-the-art technology made available for television broadcasters worldwide. The company's objective will be to ensure the very best coverage for one of the world's most popular sporting events, which attracts millions of TV spectators who follow the month-long event.

The Group will operate two areas within in the International Broadcasting Centre (IBC) in Moscow so that networks can customize their signal. The operations centre, located in Red Square, will feature a TV studio to provide support to TV operators. This centre is equipped with cutting-edge technology to provide coverage of the event to channels from more than 40 different countries including networks based in Europe, Asia, South America and Africa: GOL and Mediaset (Spain), beIN SPORTS (France), beIN SPORTS MENA (North Africa and the Middle East), Televisa (Mexico), TVN Media (Panama), Telemundo (Puerto Rico), FOX (Brazil), TyC Sports and TV Pública (Argentina) and NTV (Japan).

To enable the Group to deliver the whole range of broadcasting services required throughout the World Cup competition, the large-scale operation calls for the deployment of 10 HD OB Units, including up to 12 cameras with 4K vision, 20 HD DSNGs and 35 HD/4K quality ENGs. In addition, MEDIAPRO will include 35 LiveU systems among the equipment to be deployed, a state-of-the-art service to offer real-time information from all the stadium venues in Russia.

MEDIAPRO is a regular provider of audiovisual services for major sporting events worldwide. The company was actively involved in providing coverage for previous World Cup competitions in 2010 and 2014. The Group's team of professionals and technical resources have ensured the production and broadcasting of many major competitions, including the FIFA U-20 World Cup, the America Cup, the FIFA Women's World Cup and the Official Qualifying Matches for the UEFA Euro 2016, World Cup 2018 and the CAN 2017.

18th June 2018

Maggie Civantos returns to Cruz del Norte
The series produced by Globomedia (MEDIAPRO Group) and FOX Networks Group (FNG) Spain has finished the third season as one of the most watched Spanish fiction series on pay-tv

“Vis a Vis” has announced the return of Maggie Civantos for the 4th series, with filming already underway in Madrid. As many fans were hoping, the actress will be back to play Macarena Ferreiro, a character who is set to stay in the series along with the actress.

The script, which is once again headed up the series’ show-runner Iván Escobar, will see Maggie Civantos join the rest of the cast in the coming weeks.

With filming underway from the 4th June, the “Vis a Vis Season 4” set features all the lead actors including: Najwa Nimri, Berta Vázquez, Alba Flores, María Isabel Díaz, Adriana Paz, Ruth Díaz, Itziar Castro, Laura Baena Torres, Marta Aledo, Zaira Pérez, Abril Zamora, Ramiro Blas and Jesús Castejón, as well as Maggie Civantos, and some new faces who will announced in the coming weeks.

The Globomedia Fiction series (MEDIAPRO Group) and FOX Networks Group (FNG) Spain have reached the end of the third season as one of the most watched Spanish series on pay-tv. So far, more than two and a half million people have watched the FOX series at some point, both online or in the repeat showing, a huge success for FOX Networks Group Spain in its debut local production.

18th June 2018

Sonarby360MEDIAPRO, a space dedicated to full-dome immersive audiovisual content provides exclusive programming
Sónar and the MEDIAPRO Group have partnered to promote 360º 3D audio immersive audiovisual content production 3D

Spain’s biggest dome, with a 19-metre diameter, is offering exclusive content, workshops, live audiovisual premieres in full-dome format. Sonar360º by MEDIAPRO is located at Sónar de Día on the 14th, 15th and 16th June from 13.00 to 21.00.

Sónar and the MEDIAPRO Group have partnered to promote 360º 3D audio immersive audiovisual content production.

Sonar360º by MEDIAPRO, the dome-shaped space designed for full-dome immersive audiovisual content, plays host to exclusive programming created by the Montreal Society for Arts and Technology and the Fulldome Research Group at the Royal College of Art in London, the two benchmark institutions specialising in audiovisual creation and immersive content.

Some of the audiovisual pieces set to make their European premiere were directly commissioned by Sónar+D and were developed by the Montreal Society for Arts and Technology and the Fulldome Research Group at the Royal College of Art in London, two of the world leaders in immersive content production as well as several audiovisual studios based in Barcelona such as Onionlab and Eyesberg, among others.

In the dome, one of the biggest in Europe with a 19-metre diameter and 9m high, viewers will experience innovative and ground-breaking content from cutting-edge creators from around the world in a completely immersive environment with a spectacular projection format. The audience is completely surrounded by 360º images along with a unique audio experience. The whole package makes it one of the most compelling and powerful audiovisual experiences currently available.

A joint Sónar MEDIAPRO Group production.

18th June 2018

GOL reaches 1.3% share on busy news day
Wednesday saw “El GOLAZO de GOL” and “GOL SPORTS” post their best ever share and audience figures with coverage of all the news from the Spanish team camp in Krasnodar

Theviewers once again chose GOL and Wednesday saw the channel cover all the news surrounding the sacking of Julen Lopetegui as the Spanish national team manager and the naming of Fernando Hierro as his successor. GOL notched an impressive 1.3% share over the day with all the latest news from the Spanish camp at the World Cup from Krasnodar.

This Wednesday saw “El GOLAZO de GOL” register a new best-ever audience figure hitting a 2.4% share and an average of 273,000 viewers with the last hour from Krasnodar and an in-depth analysis of the sacking of Julen Lopetegui, the Spanish Football Federation’s decision and all the latest news from the Spanish team camp. “GOL SPORTS” also posted its best ever share number (3% and 133,000 viewers with its coverage of the Luis Rubiales press conference and all the latest team news from Krasnodar.

In “Los Infiltrados” GOL viewers were able to follow Fernando Hierro’s press conference averaging 145,000 viewers and a 1.5% share. “Directo GOL” closed out Wednesday with live link-ups and an average of 167,000 viewers and a 1.2% share with their panel of experts covering all the news from Russia and the highlights of the first division play-off game between CD Numancia and Real Valladolid.

The most watched minute on GOL came on Wednesday at 14:47 with 314,000 viewers following the news on “El GOLAZO de GOL” about the sacking of Julen Lopetegui. The figures confirm the channel’s number one spot for all the latest free-to-air sports news.

18th June 2018

À Punt launches with “Atrapa’m si pots”
VITV is producing the game-show for the new Valencia region network

This week saw À Punt launch “Atrapa’m si pots”, a game-show which invites viewers to take part from home. València Imagina Televisió (VITV) part of the MEDIAPRO Group is producing the new daily show, the first one to be broadcast on the new TV channel as well as making a special 80-minute show for the prime-time slot to celebrate the launch of the channel with a host of presenters and celebrities.

The comedian Eugeni Alemany is at the helm to present the show which also has versions airing on ETB2, IB3 and Aragón TV as well as Telemadrid. Hostoil created the show for the Basque regional network in 2014. After four years of success on ETB2 and its move to different regional networks around Spain, “Atrapa’m si pots” is now part of the programming schedule on À Punt.

18th June 2018

LaLiga and MEDIAPRO showcase the technology used in Spanish football at the CES Asia show in Shanghai
Asia’s biggest technology show highlighted the technology behind the cameras in the world’s best league

This week saw LaLiga and MEDIAPRO, the official competition producer, present its latest technology in Shanghai which has made Spanish football one of the most watched TV sporting events in the world and which, as a consequence of the audiovisual cutting-edge and data capture technology which is provided to the LaLiga teams allow them to access the very best tactical/strategic information currently available.

At the event, held for the first time in Asia, journalists from the region were presented with the latest cutting-edge technology used in LaLiga broadcasts, featuring Skycam shots, Intel True View 360° technology, "Be The Player" insight and 3D graphics. The event also showcased possible fan experiences with virtual reality technology, developed by MEDIAPRO.

LaLiga also presented the Mediacoach tool, the match analysis product created by MEDIAPRO and which is used by all LaLiga teams for its match analysis needs. This last season has also seen Mediacoach leverage its technology for the live TV broadcasts across its digital platforms providing viewers and fans alike with all the data in real time.

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