Press releases


16th May 2022

MEDIAPRO produces the live broadcast of the Martín Fierro Awards for Telefe
The 2022 edition is the fifth occasion on which the MEDIAPRO Group provides this service

Mediapro Argentina produced the live broadcast of the Martín Fierro Awards for the Argentine free-to-air television network Telefe. The awards, organized each year by the Argentine Association of Radio & Television Journalists (APTRA), are conferred to distinguish the country' best television and radio productions.

The MEDIAPRO Group ensured coverage of the red carpet and the ceremony with a crew of 30 broadcast professionals, in addition to two Outside Broadcast units and 12 cameras. This is the fifth time Mediapro Argentina were involved in the Martín Fierro event, which signal, including the awards in digital format. After a two-year hiatus due to the restrictions imposed by the pandemic, the broadcasting awards ceremony awards took place last Sunday at the Hilton Hotel in Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires.

About Mediapro Argentina
MEDIAPRO has been present in Argentina for more than 20 years. With 4 production centers located in San Isidro, Martínez and Palermo, the Group offices in Argentina offer production, post-production and engineering services to local and regional customers. Mediapro Argentina has a fleet of 4 Outside Broadcast units and produces and broadcasts sports, musical, news and awards events throughout Latin America.

Since 2018, Mediapro Argentina has been operating the Production Hub for Conmebol, from where all Copa Libertadores and Sudamericana matches are produced and distributed for broadcasters around the world. The company also organizes the LVP, Professional Video Game League, the most prestigious eSports tournament in the region.

Mediapro Argentina is a pioneer in the development of original content and through Oficina Burman, develops series for television and the principal OTTs. MEDIAPRO customers include, ESPN-Disney, VIACOM, Conmebol, Amazon Prime and IMG.

About MEDIAPRO Group
With a presence in 31 countries on 4 continents and 53 offices, MEDIAPRO produces more than 12,000 events worldwide each year, boasting a fleet of 99 Outside Broadcast units, the company's core business activity revolves around the world of sports.

12nd May 2022

Unitecnic provides audiovisual integration services for the new installations at the Hospital Clínic in Barcelona and the Bellvitge University Hospital
The audiovisual engineering company has consolidated its position as a benchmark provider in the medical field

Unitecnic, the MEDIAPRO Group specialising in audiovisual engineering,has recently carried out two new projects in the healthcare sector. Its two latest audiovisual solutions implemented in the Hospital Clínic in Barcelona and the University Hospital in Bellvitge have met the medical specialists needs to communicate with other areas of the hospital as well as providing remote access to carry out presentations, conferences and live training.

In the two centers, the signals from the operating theatres have been integrated into an IP platform. Via a touch screen, it is possible to select the desired content and even record without sophisticated technical knowledge.

Hospital Clínic Barcelona
For the Hospital Clínic project, the solution designed by Unitecnic was implemented in the Cardiovascular Institute (ICCV). The MEDIAPRO Group company was responsible for the audiovisual integration of two new cardiovascular operating theatres, with each other having its own control room, as well as a hybrid room with a new ground-breaking radiology system in Europe for complex procedures as well as a meeting and training room connected to the three operating theatres and the control room.

Unitecnic equipped each of the three operating theatres with two PTZ video, microphone, loudspeaker systems as well as multi-vision screens for signal visualisation and multi-connection types. The control rooms are equipped with touch screens for audiovisual control, video-conferencing systems, two-way audio systems for use in the operating theatres. The area set aside for meetings and training, in addition to being connected to the other areas has also been provided with a 4K 75-inch interactive screen.

The user interface developed by Unitecnic controls the different elements of the installation and allows users without technical knowledge to be able to use it via a touch screen. In addition, the new audiovisual system is capable of receiving and sending signals in events such as congresses. The audiovisual integration project carried out by Unitecnic in the Cardiology Unit at the Hospital Clínic has improved patient care, as well as on-the-job training and affords participation in large medical congresses.

Bellvitge University Hospital
Unitecnic was also chosen to carry out the audiovisual integration in the two operating theatres at the Ofthalmology Unit at the Bellvitge University Hospital, including a VICTUS laser unit as well as a meeting and training room. The two operating theatres have been equipped with PTZ remote cameras, wireless microphones, a loudspeaker system, multi-vision screens and live broadcast capabilities. The meeting and training room has seen the installation of a 3D projection system to send and see the 3D images from the operating theatres as well as being able to bring up images from the other three installations and enjoy two-way communication for each separate site. The audio and video signal quality is guaranteed via the use of IP video broadcast systems and professional audio processing services.

The user interface developed by Unitecnic allows the management of the entire system from a user-friendly screen. The hospital now has a communications room which connects the operating theatres to other areas of the hospital. The operating area is also connected to this area in order to be able to receive and send signals to other parts of the hospital.

Unitecnic, part of the MEDIAPRO Group, brings all its experience and know-how to the broadcast environment to this type of audiovisual projects in the medical field.

11st May 2022

THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO and TelevisaUnivision announce strategic alliance to produce exclusive original content for ViX+
The first two titles under the agreement are "Las pelotaris" and "La sangre y la gloria"

TelevisaUnivision and THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO today announced a strategic agreement to produce and develop exclusive content for ViX+, the premium subscription streaming service (SVOD) scheduled to launch in the second half of this year. The first projects fruit of this agreement are scripted drama series "Las pelotaris" and the sports docuseries "La sangre y la gloria".

"We welcome the leader in the audiovisual production market in Spain, THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO as a partner and part of our creative community as a crucial step to continue building the service that will offer the very best content in Spanish to our audiences in the United States and Latin America" said Rodrigo Mazón, Executive Vice President and General Manager of ViX+. "We are very excited to present the first original productions resulting from this strategic alliance and to be able to develop more stories together with the highest production values."

"We are proud to have the confidence of ViX+ to join their platform as partners and work together in the production and development of new content with our creative talent on both sides of the Atlantic", said Marta Ezpeleta, Head of International Distribution of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO. "This alliance represents a crucial step in the STUDIO's international expansion and consolidation both in Latin America and in the United States, where we already have a solid infrastructure with our own production facilities and a wonderful team of creators".

"Las pelotaris" is an exciting drama set in the 1920s, which tells the story of three pioneering women who broke barriers to succeed. Created by Marc Cistaré ("Locked Up", "The Boat", "Victim number 8"), the series will be shot on location in Spain and Mexico under the direction of Jesús Rodrigo ("Locked Up", "The Boarding School", "I'm Alive", "Un paso adelante") with a screenplay by Adriana Rivas ("Locked Up", "I'm Alive", "Red Eagle"), Javier Naya ("The Boat", "Rabia") and Mexico's Anaí López ("XY", "Bienvenida realidad", "Infames").

Docuseries "La sangre y la gloria" investigates well-known Mexican sports figures and their relationship with the world of crime, either as victims or as protagonists. Created by Juan Villoro, author of "El testigo" (XXII Herralde Novela Prize), "Dios es redondo", "Balón dividido" and winner of the Manuel Vázquez Montalbán International Prize for Sports Journalism awarded by FC Barcelona. In the director's chair is award-winning director Everardo González whose work has featured at many prestigious Festivals including Berlin, IDFA, Toulouse, Locarno, Montreal, BAFICI, Sarajevo, Guadalajara, Valladolid and Morelia. His features include "Devil's Freedom" (Amnesty International Award at the Berlinale), "A 3 Minute Hug" and "Children from the Narcozone" (nominated for the News and Doc Emmy Award).

As part of the recently launched ViX, the largest streaming service in Spanish, in the first year alone, the platform will offer a premium subscription level (SVOD) ViX+ with more than 10,000 hours of content including over 50 original series and movies.

THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO is the content creation, production and distribution factory of the MEDIAPRO Group, responsible for implementing high quality projects worldwide, developed in association with renowned talent of national and international prestige, including Paolo Sorrentino, Woody Allen, Isabel Coixet, Ran Tellem, Oliver Stone, Daniel Burman, Fernando León de Aranoa, Iván Escobar, Javier Fesser, Patricio Guzmán, Borja Cobeaga, Diego San José, Marc Cistaré, Manuel Huerga, Ernesto Daranas, Gastón Duprat, Mariano Cohn, Laura Belloso, Marc Vigil, Fernando González Molina, Javier Olivares and Ruth García, among others. Present in 24 of the Group's 53 offices, the STUDIO produces drama series, films, entertainment programs, short-formats and documentaries and among THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO's partners are many of the industry's key operators, such as HBO Max, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Viacom or WarnerMedia and its productions have achieved several international awards, including 2 Oscars, 2 Golden Globes, 2 Daytime Emmy Awards and multiple Goya awards.

About ViX
ViX offers a two-tier service which includes an ad-supported free product (AVOD) that launched in the United States and most Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America on March 31, 2022, with more than 100 channels and more than 40,000 hours of video on demand (VOD) content; while with the SVOD level of the service, ViX+, subscribers will have access to more premium content in Spanish than any other service, with 10,000 hours of exclusive content and more than 50 original series and movies that will premiere in the first year. ViX+ is scheduled to launch in the second half of 2022.

About TelevisaUnivision
As the leading Spanish-language media and content company in the world, TelevisaUnivision features the largest library of owned content and industry-leading production capabilities that power its streaming, digital and linear television offerings, as well as its radio platforms. The Company's media portfolio includes the top-rated broadcast networks Univision and UniMás in the U.S. and Las Estrellas and Canal 5 in Mexico. TelevisaUnivision is home to 36 Spanish-language cable networks, including Galavisión and TUDN, the No. 1 Spanish-language sports network in the U.S. and Mexico. With the most compelling portfolio of Spanish-language sports rights in the world, TelevisaUnivision has solidified its position as the Home of Soccer. TelevisaUnivision also owns and manages 59 television stations across the U.S. and four broadcast channels in Mexico affiliated with 222 television stations, Videocine studio, and Uforia, the Home of Latin Music, which encompasses 57 owned or operated U.S. radio stations, a live event series and a robust digital audio footprint. TelevisaUnivision is home to the global streaming services ViX and Blim TV, which altogether host over 50,000 hours of high-quality, original Spanish-language programming from distinguished producers and top talent. The company's prominent digital assets include, Univision NOW, and several top-rated digital apps.

5th May 2022

Tickets for Ubeat Live, the entertainment festival for Generation Z, are now on sale
Content creators, eSports, freestyle, music, urban art and a host of other activities make up the program for the event, scheduled to take place at Fira de Barcelona's Gran Via venue

The Wait is over. The MEDIAPRO Group has put tickets on sale for Ubeat Live, held between July 1 - 3 at Fira de Barcelona's Gran Via venue and featuring the very best eSports content, events featuring content creators, freestyle, music, urban art and a multitude of other activities. Tickets are available on the Festivals website and via Fever.

Live was born in response to the demand from new generations of consumers (Gen Z's, but open to all audiences), who up to now have not had a major regular physical event to bring together the best official and professional competitions and top content the demographic are interested in. With one single ticket, and depending on the day's billing, visitors can enjoy a host of events including the best professional video game tournaments in Spain -eSports- (final of the VALORANT Regional League Spain: Rising MediaMarkt Intel and a day's competition of League of Legends Superliga); two USN World Summer Cup freestyle events; the Spanish qualifier of the Balloon World Cup (the Balloon World Cup organized by Ibai Llanos and Gerard Piqué), the very best urban art featuring artists like Ricardo Cavolo, Spanish HADO Championship, meetings and activities with creators of Internet's most popular content, concerts, DJ's and many other activities soon to be announced

Tickets for Ubeat Live are now available to buy on the Festival website with several options available (1-day or 3-day tickets; as well as premium experience passes ) at a special promotional launch price starting at 35 euros.

Ubeat Live is supported by Barcelona City Council and Fira de Barcelona and the Festival is making a firm commitment to community action - with specific initiatives being organized throughout the event - and sustainability, with the focus firmly on reducing waste generation and prioritizing the use of recyclable materials.

3rd May 2022

This is the third verdict of guilty issued to the RFEF in four months for abuse of dominant market position, excluding MEDIAPRO from a tender

Commercial Court nº 12 in Madrid handed down a verdict of guilty to the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) for acting contrary to the provisions of Article 2 of Spanish Antitrust Act and Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, abusing its dominant market position by excluding MEDIAPRO from the tender for the final of the Copa del Rey in 2019. The ruling confirms that the RFEF imposed "unequal conditions for similar service provision that place certain bidders at a disadvantage compared to others." The sentence concludes that the clause "was drafted with the purpose of excluding MEDIAPRO". The result of this illegal action by the RFEF, whose president is Luis Rubiales, was the exclusion of MEDIAPRO in the first round of the tender award.

This is the third time this year that a Commercial Court has issued a verdict of guilty against the actions of the RFEF, managed by Luis Rubiales, and its conduct for abusing its dominant market position. MEDIAPRO was also the damaged party in the two previous cases, having been subject to malpractice on behalf of the RFEF, which excluded the company from tenders for the award of VAR services to LaLiga and the commercialization of the media rights to the Copa del Rey for the period 2018-2021. Both judgments considered that the RFEF consciously included illegal clauses that excluded MEDIAPRO from the tenders.

These three sentences in just four months confirm the president's mismanagement of the Federation and which represent a serious setback to funding allocated for football that he must manage as its chief officer.

3rd May 2022

MEDIAPRO acquires the three Fox Sports channels in Argentina
The Group consolidates its presence in Argentina, where it has operated for more than 20 years

The MEDIAPRO Group has received approval from the National Antitrust Comission (CNDC) of the Argentine government to acquire the three FOX SPORTS channels owned by The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) in Argentina. The agreement is part of TWDC's divestitures following TWDC's acquisition of 21st Century Fox.

The channels, operating under the names Fox Sports, Fox Sports 2 and Fox Sports 3, have over 8 million subscribers and produce more than 4,000 hours of original content annually. Between the three channels they broadcast over 2,000 sports events and more than 2,000 hours of live sport programs annually and are rightsholders to the live broadcast of competitions such as the Copa Libertadores, UEFA Champions League, Formula 1, ATP, Liga ACB, MLB (baseball), NFL (American football), the World Rugby Sevens Series and the PBC, WWE and UFC.

The MEDIAPRO Group has been present in Argentina for more than 24 years and has business units dedicated to content production (The Mediapro Studio and Burman Office), to provision of audiovisual services, and to innovation and new digital formats. Based in Buenos Aires and with a team of more than 620 professionals, MEDIAPRO Argentina has provided or will provide its services for events of the magnitude of the Pan American Games and Parapan American Games (2019 and 2023); the Conmebol, CONCACAF and Copa América competitions; and the FIFA World Cup.

For the last 5 years, MEDIAPRO Argentina has also produced and organized the LVP, the main eSports tournament in Latin America, in which teams such as River Plate and Boca Juniors compete. When it comes to content production, The Mediapro Studio has major installations in Argentina and recent projects include the series "Iosi, el espía arrepentido", a production by Oficina Burman (The Mediapro Studio) which was created by Daniel Burman for Prime video and had a simultaneous release in 240 countries and territories. The Mediapro Studio was also the producer of the latest movie by Mariano Cohn and Gaston Duprat, "Official Competition", presented at the Venice International Film Festival and set to premiere in the United States at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film stars Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas and Oscar Martínez.

With a presence in 31 countries, the MEDIAPRO Group produces 15 channels in Spain, Portugal, Latin America and the United States and provides playout services to more than 100 channels around the world. Tatxo Benet, MEDIAPRO Group founding partner, said: "With the acquisition of Fox Sports channels, a leader among Argentina's premium sports channels, Mediapro consolidates its position in the country and across the South American continent. We are confident Fox Sports customers will be really pleased with the new sports content project Mediapro is to launch with the aim of becoming a benchmark in the country. We plan to fight for leadership, just as we have always done throughout the world in our over 25-year history."

About the MEDIAPRO Group
MEDIAPRO is a leading group in the European audiovisual sector, unique in the integration of audiovisual content, production and distribution, with activity throughout the world through its 53 offices on 4 continents and producing more than 12,000 events globally each year. The Group is currently involved in the production of 13 national soccer leagues around the world, including the leagues in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Colombia, Bolivia, United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Kenya. It has also produced events for the UEFA Champions League, FIFA World Cup, FIFA Confederations Cup, African Cup of Nations, FIBA events, the Euroleague and Formula 1. The MEDIAPRO Group was also the host broadcaster of the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, and those to be held in 2023 in Chile. MEDIAPRO is also responsible for the production of the CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana.

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