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15th January 2021

MEDIAPRO presents the first AVS SUMMIT for the Asian market
The Group shares the advances in audiovisual services and hybrid world events with the principal Asian operators

Companies participating in the event included Shanghai Media Group, Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation, CBA (Chinese Basketball Association), China Sat and Eutelsat Asia, among others

MEDIAPRO presented the latest technological advances in the sector to the main audiovisual operators in Asia and China at its first AVS (Audiovisual Services) SUMMIT, to share experiences and report on the Group's key developments and innovations with the aim of expanding its business in the region. Operators and companies including Shanghai Media Group, Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation, CBA (Chinese Basketball Association), China Sat, Eustelsat Asia, StarTimes, China Supersports Media or Viacom CBS, among others, participated in the event.

The heads of MEDIAPRO Asia and the Group's audiovisual services departments shared their know-how in areas including how to improve production quality using special cameras, adapting the production of a "Classic" to the current situation, with changes in camera positions, the implementation developed together with LaLiga for the creation of virtual audiences in the stadiums, remote production, VAR and the latest in graphics to incorporate real-time tracking data during matches.

Some 100 professionals from the audiovisual sector participated in the event, where case studies were also conducted on the production of major sporting events produced by MEDIAPRO including the Lima 2019 Pan American Games and the "5th Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games" (Ashgabat 2017), where MEDIAPRO was host broadcaster, and on the production of hybrid events for major world events such as Smart City Expo and companies such as CUPRA (Volkswagen Group). Event organizers also allocated a section to permit the exchange of ideas and know-how on future trends in the development and implementation of 5G, 4K and XR technologies applied to the sector.

The Summit was presented by José Luis Rubio, head of Audiovisual Services at a global level and Pilar Jiménez, CEO at MEDIAPRO China and Asia. Speakers included Òscar Lago (LaLiga Director of Production), Emili Planas (MEDIAPRO CTO), Francisco José de la Fuente (Manager of the International Events Production Area), Esteban Camp (AutomaticTV Commercial Director), Bruno Parreiras (Manager of wTVision China), Jordi Pañella (CEO of UNITECNIC), Pedro Llamas (Commercial Director of OVERON), Pere Pérez (CEO of VYSION), as well as David LIU and Lars Heidenreich (responsible for MEDIAPRO headquarters in China and Asia respectively).

13rd January 2021

The MEDIAPRO Group produces the most important sporting events held in Africa in 2020
The Group delivered productions in Kenya, Morocco, Angola, Cameroon, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Rwanda and Tunisia

MEDIAPRO has produced some of the most prominent sports competitions held in Africa in recent months. In addition, the level of production and events held in East Africa has increased in recent years and its expansion continues throughout the continent.

In Kenya, the Group will deliver the production of the FKF Kenyan Premier League for three new seasons (20-21, 21-22, 22-23). MEDIAPRO, which has produced the competition for the past three years, signed the contract extension with the new head of league rights that began last November. Medialuso is in charge of producing more than four matches weekly broadcast on the digital platform PVP Startimes and the national network KTN.

In Morocco, the MEDIAPRO Group provides VAR services to the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRFM) of the Botola Pro League for the second consecutive year. MEDIAPRO collaborates with the FRFM through the deployment of additional VAR units to Morocco for the completion of the Botola League within the planned deadline of the 2019-20 season. In addition, it provided VAR service coverage for the CAF  Confederations Cup and Champion League finals in November and in the Coupe du Trone, held between December 30th and January 3rd.

Also this month, starting on January 16th, the African Nations Championship (CHAN) will begin in Cameroon and where Medialuso will collaborate with the country's public television network and CAF to provide service with a large-capacity Outside Broadcast unit and production crew. Together with the local team of professionals, the company will be in charge of covering 50% of the matches, including the final.

The MEDIAPRO Group, through Medialuso, also produced seven matches in the same week during the month of November on the occasion of the qualifiers for the CAN 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, deploying crews of professionals and technical resources to countries including Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Cameroon and Tunisia.

Medialuso also produced the two rounds of FIBA AfroBasket qualifiers held in Rwanda (Kigali) and Egypt (Alexandria) in November with over thirty matches produced during the two qualifying stages.

13rd January 2021

"The Head" will be available on STARZ in the UK & Germany
Distributed by THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO Distribution, the series continues its international expansion with a presence currently in over 60 countries

"The Head" will premiere on February 7th and will be available to all users of the platform in Austria, Germany, the German-speaking region of Luxembourg and Switzerland, as well as in Ireland and the United Kingdom

"The Head", the series produced by THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, in association with Hulu Japan and HBO Asia, continues its international expansion with the announcement of its upcoming premiere in the United Kingdom and Germany, where it can be seen on the STARZPLAY platform, the international premium streaming service of STARZ.

Distributed by The Mediapro Studio Distribution, these premieres reinforce The Head's  international trajectory, which began on June 12th with its official premiere on Hulu Japan, HBO Asia, and Orange TV Spain. The distribution of the series has been expanding gradually over recent months with launches on Amazon Prime Video Italy and the Netherlands; Canal + France, AXN Portugal, Go3 in the Baltics, TET in Latvia, ETV in Estonia, Yandex in Russia, GloboPlay in Brazil, Watch It in the Middle East and North Africa, and SBS in Australia.

STARZ is scheduled to premiere "The Head" this coming February 7th and the thriller will be available for platform subscribers in Austria, Germany, German-speaking area of Luxemburg and Switzerland, in addition to Ireland and the United Kingdom.

"The Head is one of the main bets of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, a large-scale international project with which we wanted to open borders and guarantee its worldwide distribution. Today we are proud that the series is available in more than 60 countries and is present on large international platforms, thanks to the excellent work done by the Studio's Distribution team. The confirmation of its premiere in United Kingdom, Germany, thanks to Starz, in strategic markets for our interests, reinforces the presence of the series at a global level and opens the door to future projects and collaborations", commented Laura Fernández Espeso, General Director of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO.

"The Head has interested large international clients, many of them new to The Mediapro Studio Distribution, which not only confirms the excellent quality of the series and its universality, but also represents the acknowledgement for the Studio's content and guarantees its positioning among top-level international content production companies", said Marta Ezpeleta, Head of The Mediapro Studio Distribution.

Filmed with an impressive display of media, unusual for a Spanish production, The Head has also received widespread acclaim from audiences in most of the territories where it has premiered. In Japan, the series was #1 on the day of its premiere on Hulu Japan, a position it maintained throughout six weeks it aired as the most popular original series on the platform. The show also debuted to spectacular results on HBO GO, HBO's platform in Asia with distribution in almost thirty countries throughout Southeast Asia, where it led the platform's streaming consumption since its premiere, and on Canal + France, where a few days after its premiere on September 24th, it had already been seen by more than two million viewers. In Spain, it was the top-rated drama series content on Orange TV, becoming the most watched drama via the streaming service since its premiere.

"The Head" is a survival thriller set in an isolated and inaccessible location, where over six 50-minute episodes, directed by Jorge Dorado ("The Pier," "Mindscape"), a plot of suspense unfolds, marked by long dark Antarctic months, cold, wind and vast expanses of ice.

The series, which was born from the collaboration between Ran Tellem ("Homeland"), Director of International Content Development at THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, and Àlex and David Pastor ("Hogar", "Carriers", "The Last Days", "SELF/LESS"), responsible for the script together with Isaac Sastre, boasts an impressive purpose-designed set to reproduce with incredible realism the polar station that serves as the main stage, reproduced on real-life scale based on information on the arrangement and operation of this type of scientific facility, on a two thousand square meter set in Tenerife.

Another crucial key to its success is the international cast that brings greater realism to the storyline with dialogues in English, Danish, Swedish and Spanish, led by John Lynch ("The Terror"), Katharine O'Donnelly ("Mary Queen of Scots") , Tomohisa Yamashita ("Code Blue the Movie"), Alexandre Willaume ("Countdown Copenhagen", "Tomb Raider"), Laura Bach ("Sprinter Galore"), Sandra Andreis ("The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo") , Amelia Hoy ("Killing Eve"), Chris Reilly ("Allied", "Everest"), Richard Sammel ("Inglorious Basterds"), Tom Lawrence ("The King", "The Crown") and with a special appearance by Álvaro Morte ("Money Heist", "The Pier").

THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO
THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO is the content creation, production, and distribution factory of the MEDIAPRO Group. THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO is responsible for the implementation of high quality global projects, developed in association with some of the most renowned Spanish and international talents, 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. THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO has 58 offices distributed throughout four continents, 14 of which develop and produce content, series productions, films, entertainment programs, short formats and documentaries. The Mediapro Studio works with key global industry operators such as HBO, Netflix, Amazon, DirectTV, Fox, Viacom, Yle and Disney and its productions have achieved several international awards, including 2 Oscars, 2 Golden Globes, multiple Goya awards and two Daytime Emmy Awards.

12nd January 2021

The MEDIAPRO Group, responsible for installation of audiovisual system in the new Ophthalmology surgical wing in Hospital Clínic de Barcelona
The most notable features of the new facility is its integration of technology and which will enable the performance of some 30 operations daily in its 4 operating rooms

The project is part of the future CLÍNIC Eye Training Center

Unitecnic, a MEDIAPRO Group company specialized in audiovisual engineering, carried out the audiovisual installation project for the new Ophthalmology surgical wing at Hospital Clínic, a pioneering facility given its spatial and technological design. This new operating area is located in the Maternitat facility in the Les Corts district in Barcelona. The facilities were inaugurated on December 10th as phase 1 in the creation of the CLÍNIC Eye Training Center (CETC).

The MEDIAPRO Group, through Unitecnic, was responsible for the installation of the audiovisual system for the 4 new operating rooms in which some 30 operations will be carried out daily. Each room is equipped with 4K screens, PTZ cameras, wireless microphones, multi-vision systems and management of internal connections in the operating room itself or external via streaming or videoconferencing (Zoom, Team, Webex, etc.). For this project, the company employed an IP transmission system that offers the highest video quality.

Unitecnic integrated all the audiovisual features with an automated control system operated from the nursing station computer itself. This control system facilitates the entire and seamless management of the system enabling medical professionals to operate the system without requiring advanced technical know-how.

The audiovisual system of the surgical wing integrated the Videoma recording system, existing in the central headquarters of the Clinic on Calle Villarroel, installed by the MEDIAPRO Group several years ago. This integration between the two centers allows three audio and video ingests, as well as ingesting direct metadata from file from the nursing station computer itself. In this way, the system streamlines recordings and Videoma system search engine that was initially available.

The Hospital Clínic Ophthalmology Surgical Wing at the Maternitat headquarters is part of a more ambitious project that involves the creation of the CETC, which will promote the first Ophthalmology training center to include practical training stemming from the initiative of a university hospital. The future CLÍNIC Eye Training Center will integrate training equipment and practical training.

The first phase of the construction of the Clinic's surgical wing, in which the MEDIAPRO Group has worked, will be completed with phase 2 of the creation of the Ophthalmology training center, which aims to become the most significant such center in Southern Europe. This future facility will include several training spaces, including a laboratory, DryLab, a WetLab laboratory as well as a conference room.

The WetLab laboratory will be equipped with 6 state-of-the-art microscopes and, like the conference room, will have an interactive 4K screen, multi-vision system, wireless microphones, public address systems, AV connections, etc. In addition, the surgical wing and the training center will be fully connected via an ethernet network as well as through the 10GB audiovisual system. As such, the interactivity of the two spaces will facilitate training and educational communications.

Unitecnic is the MEDIAPRO Group company specialized in audiovisual, multimedia and system integration engineering. The company designs, develops and delivers turnkey projects from the initial idea to the consulting stages through the integration, installation and maintenance of the implemented systems. Unitecnic operates a specialist division for medical environment projects and has offices in Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Miami and Buenos Aires. In addition, it is an international distributor of all the major broadcast environment brands.

17th December 2020

Amazon Prime Video desvela el teaser de "El Internado. La Cumbres"
Producida por THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO y Atresmedia Studios (BUENDIA ESTUDIOS), se estrenará en exclusiva en Amazon Prime Video en más de 200 países

Amazon Prime Video ha desvelado hoy el teaser trailer de la anticipada serie Amazon Exclusive "El Internado: Las Cumbres", que se estrenará en exclusiva en Amazon Prime Video en más de 200 países y territorios a nivel mundial.

La serie de 8 episodios está protagonizada por Asia Ortega ("Les de l'Hoquei"), Albert Salazar ("A.K.A."), Daniel Arias ("Cuéntame"), Daniela Rubio ("La caza. Monteperdido"), Claudia Riera ("Les de l'Hoquei"), Paula del Río ("El desconocido"), Gonzalo Díez ("7 días"), Carlos Alcaide ("Libertad"), Sara Balerdi ("La línea invisible") y Francisca Aronsson ("Hotel Paraíso").

El reparto adulto incluye a Natalia Dicenta ("Solas"), Ramiro Blas ("Vis a vis"), Alberto Amarilla ("Mar adentro"), Mina El Hammani ("Élite"), Joel Bosqued ("Un golpe de suerte"), Patxi Santamaría ("Lucky Fred"), Lucas Velasco ("Educando a Nina"), Joseba Usabiaga ("Handia"), Amaia Lizarralde ("Hospital Central"), Iñake Irastorza ("Ventajas de viajar en tren"), Aitor Beltrán ("Ignatius de Loyola") y Kándido Uranga ("El silencio de la ciudad blanca").

"El Internado: Las Cumbres" transcurrirá en un internado ubicado junto a un antiguo monasterio, situado en un lugar inaccesible entre las montañas, aislado completamente del mundo. Los alumnos son chavales rebeldes y problemáticos que vivirán bajo la estricta y severa disciplina impuesta por el centro que les prepara para la reinserción en la sociedad. El bosque circundante alberga antiguas leyendas, amenazas que siguen vigentes y que les sumergirán en aventuras trepidantes y terroríficas.

"El Internado: Las Cumbres" es una producción de THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO y Atresmedia Studios (BUENDIA ESTUDIOS). Al frente de la producción ejecutiva están Laura Belloso, Laura Fernández Espeso y Javier Pons de The Mediapro Studio, e Ignacio Corrales y Sonia Martínez, de Atresmedia Studios (BUENDIA ESTUDIOS). Estos reputados productores liderarán el equipo de guionistas formado por Asier Andueza, co creador de esta nueva entrega junto a Laura Belloso, Sara Belloso y Abraham Sastre, quienes ya participaron en los guiones de "El Internado: La Laguna Negra", la serie emitida desde 2007 a 2010 con gran éxito de audiencia en España y a nivel internacional en la que se ha inspirado esta nueva entrega.

Ver teaser: https://youtu.be/g8YJIl1gfrU

16th December 2020

Laura Fernández Espeso takes over as CEO of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO

The MEDIAPRO Group today announced the appointment of Laura Fernández Espeso as Chief Executive Officer of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, the Group's factory for the creation, production and distribution of audiovisual content. As head of the Studio, Fernández Espeso will direct the management and strategy of all the productions and production companies integrated under the umbrella of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO.

Laura has been associated with the Group for over a decade, she has been one of the promoters of the creation, in 2019, of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO as a brand to group all the content creation units of the company. With a history of more than 20 years'  experience in the production sector, the factory has already produced legendary titles in the history of television in Spain such as " Red Eagle", "The Boarding School: Laguna Negra", "Los Serrano", " UPA Dance","7 Vidas", "Aída", "Los Hombres de Paco", and a long etcetera stretching up to the present day.

Since the creation of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO in 2019, Fernández Espeso has been Corporate and Television Director, being responsible for the implementation of several drama and entertainment projects around the world, including "The Head",  "The Paradise", "Locked Up" ,"Nasdrovia", "Victoria Small", "The Chef's Disciple", "Fernando" , "Six Dreams. Back to Win", "Caminantes", "The Ministry of Time" and "Go Juan", among others. And currently in production, "Fernando Alonso" 2 ( Amazon), "The Boarding Schoo: Las Cumbres" (Amazon), "Paraíso" (Movistar),  "Paco's Men" (Antena3) and "I'm Alive" 4 (TVE), "IOSI" (Amazon), "Las Bravas" (Turner), "Club 57" (Viacom) among others.

THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO has also fully resumed film production with the films "Rifkin's Festival", by Woody Allen, "Official Competition", with Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas directed by Gastón Duprat and Mariano Cohn and "The Good Boss" starring Javier Bardem and directed by Fernando León de Aranoa, the last two in post-production phase.

With more than 12,000 hours produced and more than 200 titles of all genres, THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO productions represent 25% of the prime time programming of television channels and platforms not only in Spain but in the world, for more than 80 million weekly viewers.

"Laura has been one of the promoters of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO project, today the largest content producer in Spain and one of those with the greatest international projection. Her leadership capacity and experience have been decisive in this, as she will continue in its expansion and consolidation at a global level ", said Tatxo Benet, Managing Partner of the MEDIAPRO Group.

"It's an immense satisfaction to be in charge of this project and of a team like the one that has made THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO possible, a task in which we have all joined forces with more than satisfactory results after its launch. Great challenges await us with projects that we already have underway and new productions with great talents around the world", said Laura Fernández Espeso, General Director of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO.

About THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO
THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO is the content creation, production and distribution factory of the MEDIAPRO Group. The Mediapro Studio is responsible for the implementation of high quality global projects, developed together with great talents of both national and international prestige such as 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. The Mediapro Studio is present in 14 of the 58 offices of the Group, including drama series, films, entertainment programs, short-term formats and documentaries are produced. The Mediapro Studio works with key operators in the world industry such as HBO, Netflix, Amazon, DirectTV, Fox, Viacom, Yle or Disney and its productions have achieved international awards, including 2 Oscars, 2 Golden Globes, multiple Goya Awards and 2 Daytime Emmy Awards.

 
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