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27th February 2024

GRUP MEDIAPRO produces the African Cup of Nations held in the Ivory Coast 

A 120- strong team provided production services for the 52 matches played across 6 different stadia

CAF teamed up with GRUP MEDIAPRO for the production of the 34th African Cup of Nations (AFCON 2023), the most important international tournament on the continent which took place in the Ivory Coast from January 13th to February 11th. The deployment made possible 160 hours of live coverage across a total of 52 matches across 6 different stadia in 5 different cities around the country. The group was also responsible for the HB international feed as well as the provision of VAR services and the set-up of the IBCC in the Olympic stadium in Abiyán.

Technical equipment included 12 vehicles, 6 OB vans and 5 support trucks. The production also featured RF cameras across all the venues, minicams, steady cams, Jimmy jibs, netcams, among other cameras and with the set-up of a special camera area in the Olympic Stadium, in addition to 6 VAR Fly Kits and an IBCC production HUB for CAF, where they produced the distribution signals and the match highlights.

GRUP MEDIAPRO brought together an international team for the broadcast project made up of 120 staff from countries such as the Ivory Coast, Portugal, Spain, France, Turkey, Chile, Brazil, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Nigeria and Morocco.

Since 2002, the group has been present in Africa, where it has bases in several locations and it has provided audiovisual production services for the World Cup in South Africa, the African Cup of Nations and the Kenyan Football League.

27th February 2024

New production studios for Fox Sports shows 

Thanks to the partnership with Grupo Octubre, Mediapro Argentina is now producing Fox Sports programs from the Canal 9 facilities 

Coinciding with the first year of the broadcasts produced by GRUP MEDIAPRO, the Fox Sports Argentina channels are now being carried out in the Canal 9 studios in Buenos Aires. From the new facilities the shows “La Vuelta”, “La Zona”, “La Zona Central”, “Fox Sports Radio”, “La Jugada Perfecta”, “Extrafit”, “Telemétrico” and the Fox talk shows, among others are being broadcast.

In addition to the extra space which accommodates all the sets for the different shows, GRUP MEDIAPRO has also signed a two-year agreement with Grupo Octubre which allows use of their facilities for production and post-production, managing the whole technical process with their own staff.

In 2023 Fox Sports produced more than 1,500 original broadcast hours, 14 original formats and aired 11 different international sports leagues, including the CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores, UEFA Champions League, NFL, UFC and Formula 1 racing.

27th February 2024

Mediapro Events wins Best Project of the Year and Best Cultural Event at the AEVEA Awards

In recognition for the division’s work at the Latin Grammys

The role of GRUP MEDIAPRO in the production of the Latin Grammy Awards received high-profile recognition at the first edition of the AEVEA Awards, held on February 21st in Madrid. Mediapro Events, the group company specializing in event creation won the Special Award for Best Project of the Year and Best Cultural Event for its work at the 24th Latin Grammy Awards.

Mediapro Events was the agency chosen by The Latin Recoding Academy for the organization and production of two moments of the Latin Grammy Awards and featured more than 900 staff and the production of the Person of the Year Gala, with more than 2,000 guests. It was also in charge of The Premier, an event with live performances with 40 awards presented as well as being streamed live, as well as Media Centre management which hosted more than 100 journalists in Seville to cover the gala which was taking place for the first time outside the United States.

Organized by the Agencias Españolas de Eventos Asociadas, the AEVEA Awards have been launched with the goal of contributing to the the recognition of the role of the event organization agencies as a key part of reaching marketing and business goals.

27th February 2024

“Witness 36”, the new Oficina Burman production (THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO), wins the Series Mania Berlinale Series Market Award

The series is a spy thriller directed by Daniel Burman

“Witness 36”, THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO's latest series, has won the coveted Series Mania award after its presentation at the Co-Pro Series at the Berlinale Series Market. The production, a spy-thriller in the development phase produced by Oficina Burman (THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO) and directed by Daniel Burman, which will be distributed worldwide by The Mediapro Studio Distribution, thus ensures its presence at the festival’s Co-Pro Pitch to be held this coming March in Lille.

"Witness 36" was written by Natacha Caravia ("Yosi, the Regretful Spy"), Juan Matías Carballo ("Love After Music", "The Roar of the Butterflies"), also Head of Content at Oficina Burman, and Daniel Burman himself ("Lost Embrace", "Yosi, the Regretful Spy"). The series also features the participation of American producer Michael Nozik, who joined the team of Oficina Burman (THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO) on this project. Nominated for an Oscar for "Quiz Show" and winner of a British Academy Award (Bafta) for Best Foreign Language Film for "The Motorcycle Diaries," Nozik also produced films including "Syriana," "The Legend of Bagger Vance" and "Love in the Time of Cholera," among many others.

The leading character in "Witness 36" is English writer Laura MacGill. A coalition of the world’s major international intelligence agencies has decided to create an extraterritorial witness protection program to safeguard individuals whose revelations could put global stability at risk, code named the Tzaddik program. Given its geopolitical isolation and historical neutrality, Argentina is the country chosen to implement the program in its pilot phase and this is where Laura comes in. While ensuring she refrains from maintaining any personal contact with the witnesses, MacGill is charged with designing new identities to be assumed by those witnesses in the program. Her life comes apart at the seams when she meets a man whose profile turns out to be an accurate reflection of one of the false identities she herself created.

27th February 2024

LVP (GRUP MEDIAPRO) producing LALIGA FC Pro for LALIGA and Electronic Arts (EA)

The only official EA SPORTS FC 24 competition in Spain 

LALIGA FC Pro, the only official EA SPORTS FC 24 competition in Spain, which, for the seventh consecutive year, produced by LVP (GRUP MEDIAPRO) for LALIGA and Electronic Arts (EA) kicked off on February 17th and 18th. More than 60 staff from LVP and GRUP MEDIAPRO provided services and their passion and proven eSports track record got the crowds buzzing for the benchmark event in the sector.

A total of 38 professional clubs make up the LALIGA FC PRO, which this year has presented a revolutionary new format: the regular season, which is hosted at the GRUP MEDIAPRO main set in Barcelona, is slated for two weekends in February and March, which sees the teams taking part divided into 8 groups fighting it out for a spot in the Cup and the grand final. The competition this year is offering its highest ever prize pool: 350,000 euros.

Last season, the competition came to an end in special fashion at the Cívitas Metropolitano in Madrid, which saw Real Betis run out champions with the Argentine player Matías Bonanno representing the team.

27th February 2024

Mediapro Exhibitions creates City Challenge

An innovative experience themed around Manchester City in Abu Dhabi

Mediapro Exhibitions has designed and produced City Challenge, a unique venue of interactive challenges. 1,150 square meters of experience, which allows fans of all ages to become a Manchester City legend by testing their skills in an engaging and competitive way, while discovering the history and values of the club. The experience has also benefited from the audiovisual design of Mediapro Motion and Unitecnic’s multimedia Engineering skills.

City Challenge is located in Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Visitors begin this gamified, high-tech experience by receiving an RFID wristband and creating a user profile with their own avatar. Afterwards, they access a replica of the Manchester City dressing room, where they will see their virtual shirt ready to compete and watch an audiovisual that reviews the English club’s history.

After passing through the players tunnel, they arrive at the Game Area. There, they will compete in eight games designed to test their football skills and knowledge about the English club; Speed, Agility, Reflexes, Shooting, Jump, Quiz, Accuracy and the interactive audiovisual Fan Soul, an immersive space where visitors will be made to feel like one of the fans at the Etihad Stadium. Visitors can earn points playing these games and see their scores reflected in the competition rankings. Before leaving, an infinity-screen video wall shows visitors their results on a digital player card, which will also be sent to their email address.

City Challenge also features a number of interactive mini-games for visitors to complete to capture City legends, as well as an exhibition of historic kit and the latest trophies won by the Club and two WAX figures of captains Kevin de Bruyne and Steph Houghton. Mediapro Exhibitions was also responsible for the design and production of the City Store, operated by PUMA located on the ground floor.

City Challenge is the latest activation as part of the strategic partnership between Aldar Investments Properties LLC, the UAE's leading real estate developer and manager, and Manchester City.

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