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12nd April 2021

Series "Paraíso" and two entertainment formats from THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO selected by The Wit in MIPTV
"Paraíso" is joined by formats "Sophia Help Me To Win 1 Million" and "Dr. Paw", all distributed by The Mediapro Studio Distribution

Three projects from THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO have been included in Fresh TV formats prepared by consultants The Wit for the April edition of MIPTV which began this week and includes content from all over the world.

"Paraíso", an original Movistar+ series produced by THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, has been included in the new section, Fresh Tv Young Adult Content, with which The Wit inaugurates this edition of MIPTV.

Directed and created by Fernando González Molina together with Ruth García and David Oliva, PARAÍSO is a genre series, with mystery and adventure set in the beginning of the 90's and which is scheduled to premiere this season on Movistar+. Principal cast members include Macarena García, Iñaki Ardanaz, Gorka Otxoa and the young Pau Gimeno, Cristian López, León Martínez, Héctor Gozalbo, María Romanillos and Patricia Iserte.

In addition, The Wit also includes two other formats from THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO in Fresh TV Formats.

"Dr. Paw", a non-fiction format based on the experiences of a therapist specializing in therapy with animals, and the quiz show, "Sophia Help Me To Win 1 Million", an entertainment format in which contestants have to answers questions correctly to earn a chance to win a million dollars with assistance from Sophia, a virtual assistant. Both projects have been developed by THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO in association with Phileas Productions.

Both "Paraíso", "Dr. Paw" and "Sophia Help Me To Win 1 Million" are distributed internationally by The Mediapro Studio Distribution.

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 renowned talents 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. THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO is present in 14 of the 58 Group offices, which produce drama series, films, entertainment programs, short-formats and documentaries. THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO works with key industry operators globally, including HBO, Netflix, Amazon, DirecTV, Fox, Viacom, Yle and Disney and productions have won several international awards, among which stand out 2 Oscars®, 2 Golden Globes®, multiple Goya Awards and 2 Daytime Emmy Awards.

8th April 2021

TV3 premieres "El judici", the docuseries about the trial of Catalan independence leaders
On Sunday April 18th at 10:05 p.m., TV3 will premiere the first two episodes in the docuseries "El judici"

Written and directed by Lluís Arcarazo and produced by Jaume Roures, the series aims to provide the legal, political and emotional keys to the trial against the twelve Catalan independence leaders

By the same token, the series is a reflection on the independence of the judicial system and on the validity of civil rights and democratic values in the Spanish state

"El judici" is a documentary series in judicial thriller format, written and directed by Lluís Arcarazo and produced by THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, with executive producer Jaume Roures, which narrates and rigorously reconstructs the trial of the twelve Catalan independence leaders tried for rebellion, sedition, embezzlement and disobedience in the Spanish Supreme Court for calling for a referendum on the independence of Catalonia, held on October 1, 2017.

The series includes two years of judicial and police investigations and 54 oral hearings in the Supreme Court, with more than 400 hours of live broadcasts and over 30 interviews with all those involved in the process: attorneys, judges, prosecutors, jurists, experts, defendants, family members, international observers, witnesses and representatives of the State Security Forces and Bodies.

The testimonies featured include that of the accused Meritxell Borràs, Carles Mundó and Santi Vila; that of the prosecutor of Chamber II of the Spanish Supreme Court, Javier Zaragoza, in his first and only statements regarding the trial; that of the Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams; that of Carles Puigdemont, president of the Generalitat de Catalunya from 2015 to 2017; that of Ada Colau, mayor of Barcelona; that of Roger Torrent, president of the Parliament of Catalonia from 2018 to 2020; and that of experts and jurists including August Gil-Matamala, attorney and legal expert in human rights; José Guevara, member of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention; Enrique Gimbernat, attorney; Jaume Alonso-Cuevillas, attorney; Olga Tubau, criminal attorney; Joaquín Giménez, Emeritus Supreme Court Magistrate, and Anaïs Franquesa, coordinator of International Trial Watch, among others.

In addition, the series offers never-before-seen footage which affords audiences the opportunity to witness what exactly went on at the heart of this historical trial, providing privileged access to the pre-trial preparations for the hearing, as well as the varying perspectives and defense strategies, as we witness the concerns, hopes and frustrations that accompanied those involved throughout the entire judicial process.

Throughout the 8 episodes in the series, the result of more than seventeen months' work, the twelve defendants and their legal teams, each with their own defense strategy, appear individually before Chamber II of the Spanish Supreme Court: witnesses, prosecutors, judges and the private prosecution. While at the same time the filming crew also follow family members on their tireless travels, attending defense meetings as we reexamine the events that led to these 9 men and 3 women being put on trial.

Voice-over narration is provided by Jordi Boixadera and gives us the perspective from the side of the defense attorneys, and an in-depth look at the internal dynamics of the most important trial of the democratic era in Spain. A media trial the defendants turn into a loudspeaker to denounce the breach of civil and political rights by the Spanish state. A political trial that, coinciding with the celebration of several electoral processes throughout Spain, puts the independence of the judiciary and the impartiality of the Supreme Court to the test. A historic trial that will mark the future of relations between Catalonia and the rest of the Spanish state.

Sunday 18, Episode 1: "Preliminary questions"
The first episode of the series offers answers to the vital questions we need to understand this judicial process: What triggered the trial? Who are the defendants and what are they accused of? Who are the prosecutors and the men and women who sit on the bench? What are the defense strategies going to be?

In the first days of the trial, the parties lay their cards on the table, as another question arises deriving from this process itself: Are we about to witness a political trial in the 21st century in the heart of a democratic European Union?

Sunday 18, Episode 2: "Political prisoners"
After fifteen months of silence, the accused are called to testify. Some refuse to answer questions concerning the allegations, while others choose to go on the offensive and transfer their statements to the terrain of political confrontation in an effort to turn the trial into a public denouncement of the violation of fundamental rights by the Spanish state.

List of interviews

Defendants
Meritxell Borràs
Carles Mundó
Santi Vila

Defense attorneys
Andreu van den Eynde (Oriol Junqueras and Raül Romeva)
Jordi Pina (Jordi Sànchez, Jordi Turull and Josep Rull)
Marina Roig, Benet Salellas, Àlex Solà and Olivier Peter (Jordi Cuixart)
Xavier Melero and Judit Gené (Joaquim Forn and Meritxell Borràs)
Josep Riba (Carles Mundó)
Olga Arderiu (Carme Forcadell)
Mariano Bergés (Dolors Bassa)

Prosecutors
Javier Zaragoza (prosecutor, Spanish Supreme Court Chamber II)

Family
Diana Riba (Raül Romeva's partner)
Blanca Bragulat (Jordi Turull's partner)
Laura Masvidal (Joaquim Forn's partner)
Meritxell Lluís (Josep Rull's partner)
Txell Bonet (Jordi Cuixart's partner)
Susanna Barreda (Jordi Sànchez's partner)
Montse Bassa (sister of Dolors Bassa)

Experts
August Gil-Matamala (expert human rights attorney)
Olga Tubau (criminal attorney)
Joaquín Giménez (Emeritus Supreme Court Magistrate)
Enrique Gimbernat (attorney)
José Guevara (member of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention)
Jaume Alonso-Cuevillas (attorney)
Anaïs Franquesa (coordinator International Trial Watch)

Amnesty International Observers
Daniel Joloy (Legal and Policy Advisor to Amnesty International)
Gustavo Palmieri (attorney and professor at the Central University of Lanús, Argentina)

Witnesses rejected by the Court
Jody Williams (Nobel Peace Prize winner)
Carles Puigdemont (President of the Generalitat de Catalunya 2015-2017)
Sir Hugh Orde (Scotland Yard expert on public order, co-author of the 1-O and 20-S report)

Witnesses admitted by the Court
John Paul Lederach (Expert)
Ada Colau (Mayor of Barcelona)
Roger Torrent (President of the Parliament of Catalonia)
Anna Simó (former Member of Catalan parliament and Secretary of the Catalan Parliament)
Joan Josep Nuet (ex-Member of Congress and member of the Catalan Parliament)
Lluís Corominas (ex-Member of Congress and member of the Catalan Parliament)
Jaume Asens (attorney and Spanish MP)
David Fernàndez (journalist and activist)

Credits
Direction: Lluís Arcarazo
Screenwriting: Lluís Arcarazo and Marc González
Executive producer: Jaume Roures
Editing: Marc Mitjà
Music: Xavier Capellas and Martí Brugué

"El judici" is a THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO production.

6th April 2021

"Los hombres de Paco" launches official poster for the new series

Paco Tous, Pepón Nieto, Carlos Santos, Neus Sanz, Amparo Larrañaga, Amaia Sagasti and Juan Grandinetti star in the new series, which will also features Adriana Ozores, Hugo Silva, Michelle Jenner, Juan Diego, Mario Casas and Fede Celada, among others

"Los hombres de Paco" is an ATRESMEDIA TV production in collaboration with Globomedia (THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO), which will be shortly premiered in prime time on Antena 3

The new episodes, which will also be available on ATRESplayer PREMIUM, kick off with a surprise twist in the plot-line which will be a watershed moment in the life of the main characters

Montse García, Marc Cistaré and Javier Pons are the series' executive producers with Lucía Alonso-Allende as the executive co-producer. José Javier Reguilón, Abraham Sastre and Tom Fernández are the helm of the script-writing team.

The fresh instalments of "Los hombres de Paco" see an improved branding and look. The successful Antena 3 series, which was an instant hit with viewers notched up 117 episodes across nine seasons, this week launched the official poster for the upcoming season, which is set to be shown shortly in the prime-time slot on Antena 3.

Produced by ATRESMEDIA TV together with Globomedia (THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO), the new phase of the Antena 3 series will also be available on ATRESplayer PREMIUM, the ATRESMEDIA subscription platform.

Whilst keeping the spirit of the series, this new phase of the project kicks off with the Pacos as we know them, but with an important twist which is set to prove a turning point in the lives of the main characters. A cast list which features all the legendary actors from the previous series who'll playing those lovable yet accident prone neighborhood cops who were adored by audiences.

Paco Tous, Pepón Nieto, Carlos Santos, Neus Sanz, Amparo Larrañaga, Amaia Sagasti and Juan Grandinetti star in the new season, which will also feature Adriana Ozores, Hugo Silva, Michelle Jenner, Juan Diego, Mario Casas and Fede Celada, who play their old much-loved characters. 

"Los hombres de Paco" also features Montse García and Marc Cistaré (script-writer and executive co-producer in the previous series) and Javier Pons as executive producers. Lucia Alonso-Allende is executive co-producer. José Javier Reguilón Sastre and Tom Fernández are also working on scripts.

"Los hombres de Paco" are back
This new season keeps the spirit which made "Los hombres de Paco" great: the humor, the way they dealt with friendship, love and their sense of justice, but adapted to new times. Ten years have gone by and lots of things have changed, but not what makes them tick. The return of the Pacos will not disappoint fans of the series, as well as attracting new viewers.

Paco Miranda is older, wiser and even more head-strong. He's grown as a person and his personal circumstances have changed. But he's a natural survivor and is up for any challenge. But as always, with the help of his friends. "Los hombres de Paco" are back with a make-over, brought up-to-date, but keeping the old spirit. Determined to adapt to new times, even if they trip up along the way.

A huge success first time around
Antena 3 premiered "Los hombres de Paco" in October 2005. It quickly became a big TV hit with 117 episodes and nine seasons until the curtain came down in May 2010.

The concept of "Los hombres de Paco" attracted audiences right from the start and over its 5 years on air. The series averaged over its more than 100 episodes a 19.1% share and a total of 3.2 million viewers, with a record audience in January 2007 with 4,450,000 viewers. And it posted its best ever share figure (30.6 %) with the last episode of the fourth seasons.

The fiction series was a ground-breaker, daring, looking to break away from the typical clichés of traditional police fiction series. Paco and his men at the San Antonio Police Station became the most liked policemen on television thanks to scripts that mixed comedy, suspense, drama and love. Together with his wing-men Lucas and Mariano, the neighborhood cops became famous for their cock-ups and their lack of organization but also for the efforts they made to solve cases.

5th April 2021

"Atrapa'm si pots" delivers the biggest jackpot in the history of À Punt
The especial program aired Monday at 9.15 p.m. CET

The daily quiz show organized by València Imagina Televisió (THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO) handed out the 48,400 euros jackpot on Monday night

Quiz show "Atrapa'm si pots", produced by València Imagina Televisió (THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO), handed out the network's, and the program's biggest ever jackpot on Monday night.

Yesterday, one lucky contestant reached the fifth step on the ladder, winning the show's top prize. The À Punt program, presented by comic  Eugeni Alemany and produced by VITV, aired a special prime time show at 9.15 p.m., to celebrate the biggest jackpot ever awarded by the program from À Punt. Contestants take part in a classical styled quiz show, answering questions where the highest scoring six last contestants compete to reach the final stage: the more answers contestants get right, the higher they climb on the ladder. The lucky contestant who manages to make it to the top rung, takes away the jackpot prize.

The show airs weekdays at 3.15 p.m., Monday through Friday and at 3.05 on Saturdays and Sundays, just before the lunchtime news bulletin, in an entertainment format where having fun is almost more important than playing for the cash prizes.

Each contestant starts off with an initial purse of 1,000 euros, and participants play every program for an additional 400 euros as they try to qualify for the final stage of the show and the jackpot; however, if they do not answer all the questions correctly, the prize is shared between the winner of each program (200 euros) and the jackpot (200 euros), which accumulates all the prize money that hasn't been won. The last time a contestant won the jackpot was almost two years ago, on 11th July 2019, with 4,800 euros.

1st April 2021

MEDIAPRO Group produced and distributed first round Concacaf Men's FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers
MEDIAPRO subsidiaries in the USA, Mexico and Canada produced live coverage of 18 matches in stadiums throughout the Concacaf region

MEDIAPRO Group carried out the production and distribution of 18 first-round qualifying matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar for the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) region.

Teams from MEDIAPRO US, MEDIAPRO Mexico and MEDIAPRO Canada produced live coverage of 18 first-round matches held between the 24th and 30th of March, with broadcast personnel and equipment deployed in stadiums in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Curaçao, Guatemala, El Salvador, Puerto Rico and the US. On-screen graphics and commentary delivered by well-known pundits were provided for all matches from MEDIAPRO's studios in the US. 

The company will be gearing up for the remaining first round and the second round of qualifiers, scheduled to take place in June, followed by the third round later in the year. The top three finishers qualify directly for the World Cup, with the fourth moving to an intercontinental playoff.

Recent agreement with Concacaf
MEDIAPRO Group recently sealed an agreement with Concacaf to distribute the international media rights to the confederation's key national team and club tournaments, including the 2021 Gold Cup and the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League.

As part of its move to drive the expansion and increase the potential of its competitions, Concacaf selected MEDIAPRO Group to distribute the media rights to its key tournaments outside the Concacaf region thanks to the company's wide-ranging experience in marketing the broadcast rights to major international sports events.

About MEDIAPRO
With a fleet of more than 90 OB units, the MEDIAPRO Group produces more than 12,000 events around the world each year. The Group is currently involved in the production of 14 national soccer league competitions around the world, including the leagues in Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Kenya, Angola, Slovenia, Serbia, Colombia, Bolivia, Mexico and Canada. It has also produced events for the UEFA Champions League, the FIFA World Cup, the FIFA Confederations Cup, the Conmebol Libertadores Cup, the African Nations Cup, FIBA events, the Euroleague and Formula 1. The MEDIAPRO Group was also the host broadcaster of the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

MEDIAPRO is LaLiga's international rights agency. In early 2019, the group signed a long-term partnership with the Canadian Soccer Business for global television rights to the Canadian Premier League, the country's new first-division soccer league. MEDIAPRO produces more than 15 television channels around the world, including several sports channels.

With 58 offices on four continents, MEDIAPRO is also one of the world's largest content creators, with projects for HBO, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Turner, DirecTV, Movistar, FOX, Viacom and Televisa.

31st March 2021

Superliga reports record-breaking stats with over 280,000 viewers per program
The official League of Legends tournament organized by LVP (MEDIAPRO Group) closes the spring split with more than 6.4 million accumulated viewers, 40% more than in 2020 / The final where UCAM Esports Club were crowned champion is the most popular program of the season, with more than 328,000 viewers

The League of Legends Superliga, the official Riot Games title tournament organized by LVP (MEDIAPRO Group), closed its spring 2021 season with the best audience data in its history.
Throughout the regular season and the playoffs, the Superliga reached a figure of 6.4 million accumulated viewers. In other words, the tournament closes out the season with an average per program of more than 280,000 viewers, which represents a growth of more than 40% compared to the same period from the previous year.

In that sense, the grand final between UCAM Esports Club and Cream Real Betis, played on March 25 and which went to the team from Murcia, reached the peak of the season with more than 328,385 spectators, 38% more than the Spring 2020 final. The event also represented the highest peak of concurrent spectators of the season, with 49,758 viewers, a 6% increase on last the previous final.

Another indicator that has demonstrated exponential growth this year is the AMA (Average Minute Audience) for the playoffs, that is, the average number of spectators per minute of the final phase of the Superliga (quarter-finals, semifinals and final). In Spring 2020, the data was 21,010 viewers, reaching 30,371 viewers in 2021 and a 44% hike. In addition, figures for the playoffs soared above 680,000 hours viewed, which is a 21% surge on last year's figures.

"The Superliga has fired up audience growth compared to previous seasons. If in spring 2020 we grew by 25% and in summer 2020 by 17%, this year that rate has increased to 40%, which is undoubtedly symptomatic of the excellent health of the benchmark competition in the sector. From LVP, we thank Riot Games, the teams and players, our sponsors and the community for once again giving us an unforgettable season ", explains Jordi Soler, CEO of LVP.

This year's Superliga, the most popular of all time, is sponsored by Intel, OMEN, El Corte Inglés, Mahou 0,0 Tostada, Cacaolat, Takis and Domino's.

About LVP: (Liga de Videojuegos Profesional) is one of the largest operators of videogaming competitions in the world and the largest Spanish-language eSports organization. Through its offices in Madrid, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Bogota and Mexico, the company is present in more than 30 countries, operating the most prestigious national competitions, including the Superliga Orange in Spain and the Master Flow League in Argentina, major international tournaments (Gamergy Masters), online competition platforms (ArenaGG) and distributes worldwide events such as the League of Legends European Championship® in Spanish. As part of the MEDIAPRO Group, LVP also provides event production, advertising, and audiovisual production services, covering every aspects of the eSports ecosystem.

 
 
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