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23rd January 2023

GRUP MEDIAPRO install major virtual production set at ISE 2023

Tatxo Benet, managing partner of the group, will lead one of the show’s inaugural conferences

GRUP MEDIAPRO, a leading group in the European audiovisual sector unique in content integration, audiovisual production and distribution, are scheduled to participate at ISE 2023, the world’s leading AV and systems integration exhibition, showcasing the latest industry trend, a major virtual production set. Innovation and incorporating cutting-edge tech into all its activities have been mainstays of the group throughout its almost thirty-year history.

The over 275m² GRUP MEDIAPRO stand is located in the Innovative Content Production & Distribution Zone in Hall 6 with the "Content Studio by GRUP MEDIAPRO" featuring an extensive virtual production set where visitors can get a first-hand taste of what the amalgamation of the real world together with CGI looks like, thanks to Unreal Engine tracked cameras and a large 27m² LED screen. In addition to demos, the set will record the official content from the exhibition including interviews and meetings covering all the major innovations in AV and systems integration.

GRUP MEDIAPRO will also be one of the principal actors at this year’s ISE conferences, as group managing partner, Tatxo Benet, is scheduled to deliver one of the keynote talks on the opening day. In "The convergence of video", Benet will evaluate the current situation of the sector, future trends and review the latest innovations GRUP MEDIAPRO is getting behind, while also announcing the group's plans in tech innovation applied to the audiovisual environment. Tuesday, 31st January, 10:40 CET. Room CC5.3.

Integrated Systems Europe (ISE 2023) will be held at Fira Barcelona Gran Via (Barcelona) between January 31 and February 3, where it will feature more than 1,000 exhibitors. Integrated Systems Events is a joint venture between AVIXA and CEDIA.

23rd January 2023

Jaume Roures, among the 500 most influential leaders in the world of media & entertainment for the 6th consecutive year

Variety magazine highlights the work of all the professionals comprising GRUP MEDIAPRO

Variety has published the list of the most influential people in the global media and entertainment industry and once again, GRUP MEDIAPRO's trajectory been acknowledged with the inclusion of Jaume Roures, managing partner of the group, among the 500 most influential business leaders shaping the global media industry. This is the sixth consecutive occasion, since 2017, that Jaume has been selected by the North American publication and the 500-strong list features names like James Cameron, Taylor Swift, Guillermo del Toro, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Oprah Winfrey and from Spain, Jose Maria Alvarez Pallete (Telefónica) was also named.

THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, the content creation, production and distribution factory of GRUP MEDIAPRO, produces drama series, movies, entertainment formats, short films and documentaries, partnering with many of the industry's key players, including HBO Max, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Viacom and WarnerMedia with TMS productions winning several international awards, including 2 Oscars, 2 Golden Globes, 2 Daytime Emmy Awards and multiple Goyas.

23rd January 2023

“Official Competition” and “The Good Boss”, produced by THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, among the best comedies from 2022 on Rottentomatoes.com

This is the first time since its launch that the world-renowned TV and film review site includes two Spanish films in the same list

"The Good Boss" and "Official Competition", both films produced by THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, have been included in the list of the 10 best comedies of 2022 prepared by Rottentomatoes.com, the US review-aggregation website for film and television and benchmark worldwide. It is not usual for Spanish productions to enter this type of classification and it is the first time that they include two titles from our country in the same list.

Those responsible for Rottentomatos.com, say of "Official Competition", directed by Gastón Duprat and Mariano Cohn, "Its premise may resonate most with hardcore film fans, but Official Competition's tight focus and sharp humor have a universal appeal".

Starring Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas and Oscar Martínez, "Official Competition" adds this recognition to the nomination for Best Comedy Film at the upcoming 2023 Feroz Awards and the candidacy for Best Cinematography at the Goya Awards. The feature is also one of the most highly-acclaimed films by other prestigious international media, including Rolling Stone, The Times and The Guardian, among others.

With its inclusion in the list of Rottenttomatoes.com, "The Good Boss", produced by Reposado P.C. AND THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, adds yet another accolade to the 29 awards the film written and directed by Fernando León de Aranoa has already received, including six Goya, three Feroz, four Platinum awards and the award for Best European Comedy at the European Films Awards and also noteworthy is that the movie starring Javier Bardem is also listed among the favorites in 2022 for former US President Barack Obama.

Rottentomatoes.com explains its choice of "The Good Boss" saying, “Led by Javier Bardem's charismatic performance and writer-director Fernando León de Aranoa's sharp humor, ‘The Good Boss’ is a workplace satire worthy of promotion".

23rd January 2023

Lionsgate+ premiere the second season of “Express” in Latin America and Brazil

Maggie Civantos stars in the thriller produced by THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO

The second season of “Express” premieres in Latin America and Brazil via the Lionsgate+ platform, the Starz international premium streaming service. Every week the platform will be releasing one of the eight hour-long episodes of the series produced by THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO.

Maggie Civantos, Alejo Sauras and Laura Laprida are back along with Kiti Mánver (Todo por la pasta), Vicente Romero ("Malaka"), Loreto Mauleón ("Patria"), Esteban Meloni ("Los Internacionales"), Alba Planas ("SKAM"), Omar Banana ("Veneno"), Bernardo Flores ("Pasión de gavilanes") and the young actresses Carmen Daza and Manuela Rojas.

Executive producers for THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO are Laura Fernandez Espeso, Javier Mendez, Javier Pons, Iván Escobar and Antonio Sánchez Olivas, as well as Mireia Acosta and Peter Tortorici for Lionsgate+. The action thriller is written by Iván Escobar ("Locked Up"), Antonio Sánchez Olivas ("Aida"), Martín Suárez ("Rabia"), David Sánchez Olivas ("Perdiendo el norte") and Alberto Rodríguez ("Todo el mundo tiene porno en casa"). The series is created by Iván Escobar, who also serves as the series showrunner, and Antonio Sánchez Olivas.

Executive producers for THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO are Laura Fernandez Espeso, Javier Mendez, Javier Pons, Iván Escobar and Antonio Sánchez Olivas, as well as Mireia Acosta and Peter Tortorici for Lionsgate+. The action thriller is written by Iván Escobar ("Locked Up"), Antonio Sánchez Olivas ("Aida"), Martín Suárez ("Rabia"), David Sánchez Olivas ("Perdiendo el norte") and Alberto Rodríguez ("Todo el mundo tiene porno en casa"). The series is created by Iván Escobar, who also serves as the series showrunner, and Antonio Sánchez Olivas.

THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO Distribution is responsible for the series' international sales rights.

23rd January 2023

The Superliga League of Legends is back with “LOBBY by Magnum” as a highlight of the new season

The new show will be aired every Tuesday and Thursday before the start of every match day on the LVP Twitch channel 

The Superliga League of Legends, the biggest Riot Games competition in Spain organised by LVP (GRUP MEDIAPRO), returned on Monday. The big new feature for the upcoming season is “LOBBY by Magnum”, a new show sponsored by the ice-cream brand which will be broadcast on Tuesdays and Thursdays before the start of each match day. Magnum is back associated with the competition with a 45-minute show, where casters will be previewing the upcoming matches with special guests encouraging the viewers to sit back and “Pleasure Up”. The show will cover all the latest Superliga news from the clubs taking part in the competition as well as all the other important news from the e-Sports community and a host of other surprises.

New sets and new broadcast days

Another one of the new features of the 2023 seasons of the Superliga are the upgraded sets with three new ones for different moments of the broadcast: the classic casters’ table for match commentary; a video area where match plays are reviewed along with match highlights; and the match analysis table which will feature “LOBBY by Magnum”, among others.    

The third new feature for the upcoming season is a change in the broadcast days to align with the international competition calendar. The Superliga changes from its usual Monday and Thursday evenings to Tuesdays and Thursdays. In addition, there will be two new teams taking part in the competition which was won by Heretics last August: Rebels Gaming, who are taking the place of G2 Arctic; and Guasones, who won promotion and took the place of MAD Lions. In addition, to the teams mentioned above the other teams fighting it out for the title will be Giants, Movistar Riders, UCAM Tokiers, Fnatic TQ, Barça eSports, Finetwork KOI and BISONS ECLUB.

The Superliga is keeping the format of previous editions, with an 18-match day regular season which leads into a playoff stage between the top six teams in the standings. The grand finale is set to be played on April 1 with the host venue set to be announced in the coming days.

The Superliga, which is broadcast every Tuesday and Thursday (18.00) on the LVP Twitch channel, is this season sponsored by OMEN, Intel, El Corte Inglés, Domino’s, KITKAT, Mahou, Takis, Magnum, Cacaolat and Air Europa.  

The Superliga notched up 25.8 million viewers (adding together the LVP channel and co-streamings) in 2022, a 98% increase over 2021, when the co-streaming wasn’t up and running. In addition, it closed out the year with close to 11 million watched hours twice 2021. In 2022 it set a new simultaneous viewer count record for a national competition: the final of the Superliga summer season with 92,479 simultaneous viewers on the LVP channel, way above the 73,596 viewers clocked up just a year before. 

23rd January 2023

The Drone Racing League to premiere on Ubeat

The followers of the platform will also be able to enjoy special content from the Benidorm Fest

Ubeat, the multi-platform entertainment hub, part of GRUP MEDIAPRO targeted at generation Z. is premiering new content widening their range of entertainment offering with the excitement of the Drone Racing League along with a series of special programs from the Benidorm Fest.

Exclusively to Ubeat  the Drone Racing League, the most important drone racing league in the world. A total of 15 individual races in cities such as New York and Miami, see the best pilots from around the world go head-to-head in the league which combines technology and competitive sports racing.

In addition, Ubeat is also set to  premiere “Ubeat Talks” with the Benidorm Fest just around the corner. Each show will be featuring interviews with each of the hopefuls looking to represent Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest, with singers such as Alfred, Famous, Twin Melody, Blanca Paloma and Sharonne, the winner of “Drag Race 2”, will be dropping by the Ubeat studios to analyse their music and their chances of winning at the Festival. In addition, in the days leading up to the Benidorm Fest, Ubeat will be producing a special show with music industry pundits previewing the event, looking at this year’s new features as well as seeing what is being said across social media in the run-up to the event; there will also be a special post-festival show analysing the results once it’s all over.

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