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7th June 2024

Marta Ezpeleta appointed new CEO of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO from 1 January 2025

Javier Esteban set to be the new TMS International Director

GRUP MEDIAPRO announced the appointment of Marta Ezpeleta to the position of CEO of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO as of next January, at which time Laura Fernández Espeso will step into the role of CEO of the group, while Javier Esteban replaces Ezpeleta to become the new International Director of TMS. The appointments of Ezpeleta and Esteban, both of whom have been associated with the group since 2019, confirms GRUP MEDIAPRO's commitment to in-house talent.

Marta Ezpeleta boasts an extensive career in the television and film industry, beginning in 1998 at The Walt Disney Company, as a member of the Content and Programming team, where Marta was involved in the launch of Disney’s TV channels in Spain and Portugal. Over the next 20 years at the company, Marta consolidated her position as General Manager of Distribution for the Iberian peninsula, where she spearheaded marketing content produced by the company's brands (Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucas and ABC Studios) since 2014, as well as the company’s TV channels and on-demand services. In 2019, Marta joined THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO as Director of International Distribution and Co-Productions. Under her direction, TMS series and films including "The Head", "Paraíso", "Express", "Vote for Juan", among others, and films "The Good Boss", "Official Competition", have screened in more than 100 countries. In 2021, Marta took on the additional responsibilities of managing the Studio's international offices, where she contributed to cementing international operations in the United States, Colombia, Mexico, Argentina (Oficina Burman), Portugal, the United Kingdom and with the recent incorporation of Cimarrón (Uruguay).

THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO is GRUP MEDIAPRO's content creation, production, and distribution factory, which integrates production houses boasting extensive experience such as Globomedia, 100 Balas, El Terrat, Big Bang Media, K2000, Hostoil, Oficina Burman and Cimarrón, and produces content of all genres worldwide, including series, films, entertainment programs, short formats and documentaries. THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO promotes high-quality global projects, developed in association with major talent of recognized national and international prestige, including Paolo Sorrentino, Woody Allen, Isabel Coixet, Ran Tellem, Oliver Stone, Daniel Burman, Fernando León de Aranoa, Iván Escobar, Borja Cobeaga, Diego San José, Fernando González Molina, Berto Romero, Andreu Buenafuente, Clara Roquet, Coral Cruz, Marc Cistaré, Marc Vigil, Gastón Duprat, Mariano Cohn, Juan Carlos Aparicio or Lluís Arcarazo, among others. THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO works with the main operators in the global industry such as Max, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, ViX, Paramount+, SkyShowtime, Movistar Plus+, Atresmedia and Mediaset, and its productions have won various international awards, including 2 Oscars, 2 Golden Globes, 2 Daytime Emmy Awards and multiple Goya awards.

"Marta's professionalism, vision and dedication have been instrumental in THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO’s growth and international expansion. I have worked side by side with Marta since she joined Mediapro, and I am thoroughly convinced she will do an excellent job at the helm of the Studio as a key part of the very talented team within the group, highly respected and supported by everyone.", said Laura Fernandez Espeso, current CEO of the Studio.

"I am deeply grateful to Laura for her trust and for this opportunity. Taking up the baton from Laura is an enormous responsibility that I assume with great enthusiasm and respect. The Mediapro Studio is a worldwide reality, built as a result of teamwork and the exceptional quality of all the entire team behind it, who create content courageously and with a commitment to the community. To continue with this mission is, for me, a source of great pride.", said Marta Ezpeleta.

Javier Esteban began his career in the audiovisual sector in the Vocento group after which he joined The Walt Disney Company in 2010, where he coordinated the distribution and marketing of the group's pay TV channels, content and digital on-demand services for Spain and Portugal. During his time at Disney, Javier coordinated the launch of the company's first subscription service in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Javier became part of the distribution, co-productions and acquisitions team of TMS in 2019, defining the international strategy of the different areas, as well as heading up sales for the United States, Latin America, the United Kingdom, Asia and Spain.

Laura Fernandez Espeso highlighted the importance of, "the excellent work Javier has carried out over the years, strengthening our working relationships with all our partners at an international level and forging new market opportunities. His strategic and global vision, his capacity for adapting to change and his results-focused approach, make Javier the ideal candidate to oversee the Studio’s international area".

7th June 2024

GRUP MEDIAPRO has taken part in the production of five of the big finals organized by UEFA and CONCACAF this season

The group, was responsible for the production of the CONCACAF League of Champions final

GRUP MEDIAPRO was recently responsible for the production of the final of the CONCACAF Champions League final, the Northern Association Confederation Final, Central America and the Caribbean. With this final the group has taken part in five of the big world football finals having already provided services for the production of the UEFA Champions League both men’s and women’s, the Europa League and the UEFA Europa Conference League.

From its hub in Miami, Mediapro North America was responsible for producing and distributing the TV signal of one of the most important American football competitions which was played last Saturday in the Hidalgo de Pachuca Stadium in Mexico. Together with IMG, the group managed the sale of the broadcast rights to the final and was  seen, as a consequence in 20 countries from Phoenix, USA to Haiphong in Vietnam. GRUP MEDIAPRO was responsible for the customisation and the distribution of the feed in English, Spanish, Hindi, French, Hebrew and Vietnamese for operators such as FOX.

The Confederation once again partnered with GRUP MEDIAPRO for the VAR services for the final of the Champions League. The group manages VAR implementation in 17 leagues around the world as well as having a contract with CONCACAF to offer the service for its most important competitions such as the World Cup qualifiers in 2022 and its under-20 competitions.

GRUP MEDIAPRO has been present in the United States for more than 25 years with a team of 200 staff and two production centers in Miami with two more in New York. Mediapro North America has an extensive fleet of OB vans at its disposal and facilities with latest generation technology to produce a huge range of different content themes.   It is currently operating a total of 10 channels and is responsible for the technical production of a host of different programs for clients such as ESPN, beIN Sports, among others, whom it provides production, post-production, studio rental, master control media management services as well as office space and support areas for productions.

7th June 2024

ubeat LIVE Mexico by Santander is back on July 27th with Dora Black headlining 

The entertainment festival organized by GRUP MEDIAPRO will be taking place in the Juan de la Barrera Olympic Gym

Ubeat LIVE Mexico by Santander, the most awaited Generation Z event on the calendar is back on July 27th in Mexico City. The festival is slated to take place at the Juan de la Barrera Olympic Gym and is set to feature the eagerly awaited return of Dora Black. Tickets are now on sale via boletia.com for Santander clients.

Following on from the success of the two previous editions which both sold out in 2023, ubeat LIVE México by Santander, organised by GRUP MEDIAPRO, will bring together a variety of different cultural activities aimed at younger audiences including: music, gaming, eSports cosplay and much more. The event will offering a wide range of exciting and entertaining content across the day.

The music features the return to the stage of Dora Black, who’ll headlining the ubeat LIVE by Santander. The Spanish trap duo made up of Pimp Flaco and Kinder Malo Black will be taking the audience on a musical journey which looks to reconquer their fanbase, as well as reaching new audiences with their characteristic style in this one-off concert.

Other key content across the festival includes gaming, with game arenas for all different age groups along with eSports, with LIVE México by Santander playing host to the League of Legends North region final, organised by LVP. The best two teams from the competition, which is currently in the regular season, will meet in the final to decide who the season champion is as well as going on to represent the region in the Latin American League 2025, the region’s most important competition.

ubeat LIVE México by Santander will also feature a lot of further activities such as cosplay exhibitions, competitions and multi-games, among other activities.

The tickets for ubeat LIVE México by Santander are now on sale at a special early-bird rate of $200 pesos for Santander clients via the official festival website as well as ubeat.live and boletia.com.

Santander, the lead sponsor 

GRUP MEDIAPRO and Santander have reached an agreement which sees the Mexican bank become the title sponsor of ubeat LIVE México.  Clients of the bank will enjoy priority access to the purchase of festival tickets in addition to exclusive benefits at the event itself.

7th June 2024

Movistar Plus+ announces the end of filming of “Celeste”, starring Carmen Machi

Manolo Solo, Andrea Bayardo, Antonio Durán “Morris”, Aixa Villagrán, Clara Sans, Marc Soler and Jesús Noguero are all part of the cast of the 100 Balas (THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO) production created by Diego San José

“Celeste”, the latest Movistar Plus+ original series co-produced by 100 Balas (THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO) and created by Diego San José has recently finished filming. Shot in a host of different sites across the Madrid region and Alicante, it features an impressive cast list headed by Carmen Machi, in the role of a tax inspector who, just about to take early retirement, is offered a career-defining tax evasion case. Alongside Machi include actors such as Manolo Solo, Andrea Bayardo, Antonio Durán “Morris”, Aixa Villagrán, Clara Sans, Marc Soler and Jesús Noguero, among others.

At the helm of the executive production are Laura Fernández Espeso, Javier Méndez, Alejandro Flórez and Diego San José from THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, and Fran Araújo, from Movistar Plus+. Diego San José, the series creator, heads up the team of script-writers alongside, Daniel Castro and Oriol Puig. The series was directed by the film-maker Elena Trapé (“Las distancias”, “Els Encantats”, “Élite”).

Described by its creator as a “fast-moving thriller”, “Celeste” tells the story of “a persecution taken to the limit inside the rather dull world of the state Tax Office”, according to San José. And the true star of “Celeste” is Sara Santano, a tax inspector who has devoted her life to collecting taxes. When she’s on the verge of taking a well-earned early retirement, she’s given a career-defining case: prove that Celeste, the famous Latin American performer, lives in Spain and has to pay her taxes there. Sara will have to put her retirement on hold and dive into Celeste’s world and demonstrate that she spent 184 days in Spain. Half a year plus one day".

7th June 2024

GOL PLAY to broadcast live the 31st ASCALE tournament and the 8th LALIGA FC FUTURES international competition 

The channel continues to invest in raising awareness of the best future football talent and is set to broadcast the best matches from both tournaments

GOL PLAY will be showing the 31st ASCALE LALIGA FC FUTURES tournament as well as the 8th LALIGA FC FUTURES international tournament with some of the continent’s very best footballing talent on show from Friday 7th June to Sunday 9th at the ASCALE LALIGA FC FUTURES tournament which is taking place at the Estadio de la Cerámica, in Vila-Real. The 20 teams from the 2023/24 LALIGA EA SPORTS will be taking part in the Under-12 7-a-side category looking to lift the prestigious trophy. From 10 in the morning on Friday until Sunday, the day of the semifinals (10.00 and 10.45) and the final (1pm), the channel will be broadcasting live all the matches from the tournament allowing viewers not to miss any of the action of Spain’s most talented youngsters.

And from next week from the 13th to the 15th June, teams such as FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atlético de Madrid, Sevilla FC, Real Betis, Real Sociedad, Villarreal CF, Inter Miami, Orlando City and Flamengo will be featuring on ESPN Wide World of Sports in  Orlando, in the USA. The 8th international ASCALE LALIGA FC FURURES event, an exciting tournament which is set to kick off on Thursday June 13th at 3.30 in the afternoon and which after an initial group stage will move onto the quarterfinals and semifinals on Friday and Saturday will see the third/fourth place playoff and the final which is slated to kick off at 3.30 in the afternoon. The prize-giving ceremony is set to take place at 4.20 on Saturday afternoon. Jordi Domínguez, Paco Virués and Iván Fanlo will be providing the commentary for the matches. Viewers of the channel will be to interact via social media live via the #LaLigaFuturesEnGol hashtag.

7th June 2024

GRUP MEDIAPRO provides broadcast feed for the Red Bull Día de las Alas event

62 staff from across Overon, Eumovil, wTVision and special camera equipment from Valencia were all involved in the production

GRUP MEDIAPRO provided signal production services for the Red Bull Día de las Alas event, which took place last Saturday in La Marina de Valencia, supplying technical support as well as broadcast equipment for Red Bull. The team was made up of 62 staff from across a variety group companies including: Overon, Eumovil, wTVision and the special camera department based in Valencia.

The broadcast of the event which was carried out with a DSNG supplied by Overon, was streamed live via the Red Bull YouTube channel in Spanish and on TikTok via @redbullesp. The event feed was also sent to the show “El chiringuito”, which was a partner broadcaster of the Red Bull Día de las Alas event.

A Eumovil OB van was on hand with a 13-camera set-up, 2 of which were drones supplied by Overon Aerial, a steady-cam from Mediapro Valencia, a minicam as well as a GoPro, alongside the broadcast cameras. Three aquatic POV cameras were attached to the participants who were trying to defy gravity with their inventions after launching themselves in the air from a ramp which was six metres from the water. wTVision provided the technical support for the use of the graphics provided by the Red Bull creative team.

Other equipment included the set-up of screens for event control and planning: 15 20"screens and 2 55" screens.

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