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10th December 2019

Presentamos el tráiler oficial de "THE NEW POPE"
La serie, protagonizada por Jude Law, John Malkovich Y Javier Cámara, y creada y dirigida por el ganador del Oscar ® Paolo Sorrentino, es su segunda incursión en una ficción ambientada en el mundo del papado moderno / "The New Pope" es una serie original de SKY-HBO-Canal+, producida por Lorenzo Mieli y Mario Gianani para Wildside (Fremantle), coproducida por Haut et Court TV y THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO

Presentamos el tráiler oficial de "The New Pope", serie creada y dirigida por el ganador del Oscar® Paolo Sorrentino, protagonizada por Jude Law, John Malkovich y Javier Cámara, que se ha dado a conocer hoy. La serie se estrenará en España el próximo 11 de enero, en HBO España.

"The New Pope" es una serie original de SKY-HBO-Canal+, producida por Lorenzo Mieli y Mario Gianani para Wildside, productora integrada en la compañía Fremantle, y coproducida por Haut et Court TV y THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO. Fremantle se encargará de la distribución mundial de la producción.

Sinopsis:
Pío XIII (Jude Law) está en coma. Tras una serie de impredecibles y misteriosos acontecimientos, el Secretario de Estado Voiello (Silvio Orlando) consigue colocar en el trono papal a Sir John Brannox (John Malkovich), un moderado aristócrata inglés, encantador y sofisticado, que toma el nombre de Juan Pablo III. El nuevo papa parece perfecto, pero esconde algún secreto y cierta fragilidad. Enseguida se dará cuenta que no será fácil reemplazar al carismático Pío XIII: suspendido entre la vida y la muerte, Lenny Belardo se ha convertido en un santo y miles de fieles le idolatran, acrecentando el contraste entre fundamentalismos. Mientras, la Iglesia está asediada por varios escándalos, que pueden poner en riesgo las jerarquías de forma irreversible, y por amenazas externas que golpean los símbolos del cristianismo. Sin embargo, como siempre, en el Vaticano nada es lo que parece. El Bien y al Mal van de la mano y para llegar al enfrentamiento debemos esperar a que los acontecimientos sigan su curso… 

Los nueve episodios de "THE NEW POPE" han sido dirigidos por Paolo Sorrentino, quien también firma sus guiones, junto a Umberto Contarello y Stefano Bises. Se trata de la segunda incursión de Sorrentino en una serie ambientada en el mundo del papado moderno tras "The Young Pope".

Además de los citados Jude Law y John Malkovich, ambos nominados al Oscar®, y de Javier Cámara, la serie reúne de nuevo a actores que ya estaban en "The Young Pope" como Silvio Orlando, Cécile de France, Ludivine Sagnier y Maurizio Lombardi. Además, "THE NEW POPE" incorpora nuevos nombres al reparto como Henry Goodman, Ulrich Thomsen, Mark Ivanir, Yuliya Snigir y Massimo Ghini. Por último, la serie cuenta con cameos de Sharon Stone and Marilyn Manson como estrellas invitadas.

THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO es la factoría de creación, producción y distribución de contenido del Grupo MEDIAPRO. THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO es responsable de la puesta en marcha de proyectos globales de alta calidad, desarrollados junto a grandes talentos de reconocido prestigio nacional e internacional como 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 y Ruth García, entre otros. THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO cuenta con 58 sedes repartidas en cuatro continentes, 14 de las cuales desarrollan y producen contenidos, y en la actualidad tiene en marcha 34 series con una inversión global de 200 millones de euros para producciones de series, películas, programas de entretenimiento, formatos de corta duración y documentales. THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO trabaja con operadores clave de la industria mundial como HBO, Netflix, Amazon, DirectTV, Fox, Viacom, Yle o Disney y sus producciones han logrado diversos premios internacionales, entre los que destacan 2 Oscar, 2 Globos de Oro, múltiples premios Goya y dos Daytime Emmy Awards.

Home Box Office, Inc. (HBO) es la filial de programación televisiva premium de Time Warner Inc. y el servicio de televisión de pago con más éxito del mundo, ya que sus dos servicios de televisión (HBO® and Cinemax®) cuentan aproximadamente con 134 millones de suscriptores en todo el mundo. Los servicios que ofrece son los populares productos de suscripción de vídeo a la carta HBO On Demand® y Cinemax On Demand®, así como HBO GO® y MAX GO®, canales HD y multiplex. HBO NOW®, el servicio de transmisión premium exclusivo para Internet de la cadena, ofrece a la audiencia acceso instantáneo a la aclamada programación estadounidense de HBO. Internacionalmente, los canales de televisión de la marca HBO, junto a los productos de suscripción de vídeo a la carta HBO On Demand y HBO GO, llevan los servicios de HBO a más de 60 países. La programación de HBO y Cinemax se vende a más de 150 países.

Wildside es una de las productoras líderes de Italia, y a lo largo de su sólida trayectoria ha ofrecido contenido excepcional a audiencias locales e internacionales. Fundada en 2009 por Lorenzo Mieli y Mario Gianani, la empresa ha producido películas galardonadas con talentos como Bernardo Bertolucci, Marco Bellocchio y Saverio Costanzo, que han competido en los festivales de cine Europeos de más renombre (Canes, Venecia y Berlín), y además, ha obtenido una larga cadena de éxitos comerciales en el mercado de la comedia. En lo que concierne a televisión, Wildside ha producido tres temporadas de la adaptación local de In Treatment, 1992 y 1993 para Sky así como la exitosa serie de la RAI de 2016 The Mafia Only Kills in Summer, entre otros títulos. También en 2016, la empresa lanzó su primera coproducción internacional en inglés, The Young Pope, el debut televisivo del ganador de un Academy Award® Paolo Sorrentino con Jude Law como protagonista. Wildside forma parte de FremantleMedia, uno de los mayores creadores, productores y distribuidores de marcas de televisión del mundo.

Ver tráiler: https://youtu.be/aUR3igumaFk 

4th December 2019

UBEAT reaches 12 million homes in its first year
The eSports multiplatform incorporates the display of content without internet connection / The channel opens on Sky in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama

UBEAT, the 100% eSports multiplatform of the MEDIAPRO Group, celebrates its first anniversary by incorporating several improvements to complete the user experience in its web and mobile version, while the linear channel has reached a potential audience of 12 million homes after its incorporation this week to Sky in Central America. In this way, the channel is already broadcast in the vast majority of Spanish-speaking countries thanks to agreements in Latin America (Movistar eSports UBEAT), Central America (Sky) and Spain (Movistar, Orange, Telecable, Euskaltel and R).

After 12 months of success, UBEAT continues to produce the best content in the eSports sector to reach fans. To do this, the OTT platform (available both on the web and mobile) has incorporated new technical features, among which the visualization of content without having an internet connection, in search of creating a digital experience that combines the visualization of content from Quality entertainment with personalized and interactive features.

In this way, any fan who wants to download their favorite eSports and gaming programs to see them at another time when they do not have internet or do not want to use up data, they only have to enter the UBEAT application when they have Wi-Fi, browse the different programs, enter the one you want to save and select 'download'. The download of the program will begin and can be enjoyed at any other time, without the need to be connected to the network.

The platform has also incorporated a chat for followers to comment on live broadcasts, the option 'picture in picture' to follow the content from a second minimized window superimposed on the main window, the possibility of evaluating content and has improved the system of recommendation of contents to users.

Channel expansion
The first anniversary of UBEAT also coincides with the expansion of the eSports linear channel, which now reaches 12 million homes through the most important operators. In fact, since December 3, UBEAT has joined Sky's offer in Central America, and can be seen in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama thanks to the Mexican operator.

In Spain UBEAT can be tuned to Movistar, Orange, Telecable, Euskaltel and R, while in Latin America it is available in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay through Movistar eSports UBEAT.

The very best eSports contents
In this first year, more than 3,600 hours of the most popular video game competitions including League of Legends, Clash Royale, Fortnite, FIFA and Call of Duty were broadcast on the UBEAT platform. In addition, the channel produces in-house produces content, which have resulted in more than a dozen new formats under the UBEAT Originals label.

One of the great successes of UBEAT's original production is Hoy No Se Sale, a late night presented by Ibai Llanos and Kapo 013 in which they receive guests from the world of culture, music, television, interpretation, sport, influencers, and for eSports course, with the most fun interviews and toughest challenges.

Another of the bets of UBEAT in its first year has been MasterCaster, a talent show to select the best amateur caster in Spain and that, thanks to the program, will have the opportunity to continue advancing in their career.

In addition, in UBEAT eSports lovers can follow all the news of the sector and the news of all competitions in eNEWS, the reviews of the latest developments in Beta Testers, and analysis from the best experts in the sector at UBEAT Crew.

Recently, and in response to one of the greatest challenges facing the sector, UBEAT released the program Inside Out, in which the icons of eSports face a new challenge: their own life.

2nd December 2019

Òscar Lago, match producer at MEDIAPRO, selected by UEFA for the 2020 Euro championship
For the first time, a Spanish producer joins the payroll for the team of producers working on the 2020 UEFA European Cup, to be held at several European cities

The 2020 European Championship will be one of the world's greatest televised and broadcast sporting events. Òscar Lago Domínguez, match producer of the MEDIAPRO Group, has been selected by UEFA to be part of the select team of seven producers who are in place to guarantee the best possible coverage of an event taking place this coming 12th June to 12th July in twelve European cities.

Never before has a Spanish producer participated in events such as a FIFA World Cup or UEFA European Championship since the production of all major national football competitions is centralized. Òscar Lago Domínguez will take the helm at the headquarters of Baku (Azerbaijan) to become the first Spanish representative to be part of the production team of a Euro cup event. Lago is one of the most reputable and experienced sports producers on the international scene and has been in charge of the 2010 and 2019 UEFA Champions League finals in Madrid. Oscar's experience includes more than 100 UEFA Champions League games, 1000 LaLiga matches, the last final of the Copa Libertadores and other events such as the Olympic Games in Barcelona or the Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix.

The MEDIAPRO Group has extensive experience in the production of major sporting events and will send a team a 51-strong operations team to Baku, including 28 camera operators, 12 replay, 2 producers, 2 sound technicians, 2 assistant cameras, 4 production assistants and 1 director.

2nd December 2019

"Maras. Ver, oír y callar", candidate for the Goya in the Best Drama Short category
Produced by Globomedia (THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO), the movie is based on real-life statements taken from asylum seekers attended by CEAR

Maras. Ver, oír y callar (Maras. See, hear and shut up) continues to claim awards and nominations. This morning, news published confirms that the short film produced by Globomedia (THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO) in collaboration with CEAR (Spanish Commission for Refugee Assistance) has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Goya in the category of Best Drama Short, Maras, directed by Salvador Calvo and written by Alejandro Hernández, is joined on the shortlist by El nadador, Foreigner, Suc de Síndria and Xiao Xian, as reported by the Academy of Arts and the Cinematographic Sciences of Spain.

This short film, denouncing the situation for the majority of people fleeing violence generated by gangs in Central America who see their asylum applications to Spain denied, was received with widespread critical and public acclaim after visiting several festivals. Director, Salvador Calvo, picked up awards at the Alicante Film Festival and the l'Alfás del Pi Film Festival. In addition, the film received recognition zed with the special prize of the public by the Astorga Film Festival, as the Best Production by the International Short Drama Film Festival in Greece, and with the Retina Prize at the Ponferrada International Film Festival, among others. The movie is also in the running for a statuette in the prestigious Forqué Award in the category of Best Short Fil

Maras. Ver, oír y callar transports us to countries where the Maras mainly operate - Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala -, in which more than 10,500 murders were recorded last year, an average of 29 per day, figures similar to those recorded during an armed conflict. The short also denounces the situation of complete abandonment of victims of this violence during their flight to safety with real-life witness accounts form victims of these violent gangs served by CEAR in recent years so they can rebuild their lives.

The 22-minute short film, which stars Cristian Paredes, María Isabel Díaz, José Juan Rodríguez, Belén López and Edgar Vittorino. The cast is rounded off by Raul Prieto, Oscar Zafra, Luís Jaspe, and María Palacios.

Additional information
Salvador Calvo, director. 1898: Our Last Men in the Philippines is the last film directed by Salvador Calvo. Released in 2016, the movie was in the running for 9 Goya Awards, and was nominated for the Forqué, CEC, and the Actors Union Awards. Calvo received the Best New director Award from the Caceres Film Festival. Other outstanding pieces by Calvo include El padre de Cain, Los nuestros, Hermanos, Niños Robados, Alakrana and Motivos personales.

Alejandro Hernández, Screenwriter. Alejandro Hernández is in charge of the script of two series currently being filmed: La línea invisible (Movistar) and Criminal (Netflix). In addition, he is one of the writers of While at War, the last film directed by Alejandro Amenábar. Among other works , his feature films: The Motive, 1898: Our Last Men in the Philippines, Todas las mujeres, which was awarded a Goya for Best Screenplay Adaptation, and Cannibal, and among the series: Los nuestros, and El día de mañana.

29th November 2019

"Vote Juan" wins three Feroz Awards nominations
The drama has been nominated for Best Comedy Series, Javier Camara opts for Best Leading Actor and Adam Jezierski for Best Supporting Actor

The political comedy Vota Juan has been nominated for the Feroz awards in three categories: Best Comedy Series, Best Leading Actor in a Series, Javier Camara, for playing Agriculture Minister Juan Carrasco, and Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Adam Jerzieski, for giving life to the politician's assistant.

Created by Diego San José and Juan Cavestany, Vote Juan is an original TNT series, produced by 100 Balas (THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO) and WarnerMedia. It premiered on TNT in January 2019 and is popular among audiences with more than one million viewers in linear and non-linear broadcasts. The pilot episode became one of the year's most successful pay-TV premieres.

The reviews have also been very positive with some media comparing it to American series such as Veep and highlighting the boldness and originality of addressing Spanish politics through comedy.

The huge success of Vote Juan also led to TNT and 100 Balas (THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO) deciding to produce a sequel titled Vamos Juan, the filming for which wrapped last week with release date scheduled at first half of 2020. In season two, Javier Camara made his directorial debuted responsible for one of the episodes.

Vote Juan focuses on an insipid political figure of the Agriculture Minister, Juan Carrasco. After an aligning of the political planets, sparking Carrasco's ambition, he decides to run in the party's primaries and thereby qualify to enter the presidential candidacy race. Together with Javier Camara, the cast also features many others including, María Pujalte, as his Spin Doctor, Adam Jerzieski, as his PA, Yaël Belicha, as his wife, Esty Quesada (Soy una pringada), the Minister's daughter, and Joaquín Climent, a Moncloa pack hound constantly terrifying our star. Vote Juan consists of eight episodes directed by Víctor García León and David Serrano.

28th November 2019

VISYON backs XReSports to address sedentary lifestyle habits among young people
The MEDIAPRO Group company's deployment at the NiceOne Festival in Barcelona where festivalgoers can play the very best competitive virtual reality games

VISYON (MEDIAPRO Group), pioneer in the development of immersive technology solutions including Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR), brings the best immersive games on the market to NiceOne Barcelona. The company has set up a large installation in Hall 6 of the fair where XReSports competitions (mixture of Extended Reality and eSports) will be held together with demos proving how this type of entertainment can be leveraged to fight against young people's sedentary lifestyle.

After its successful participation at last year's festival, VISYON is back to bolster its commitment to the festival by developing a large XreSports Zone, a new category of gaming which takes over from current video games. With this kind of leisure proposal, players of all ages will be off the sofa and 'travelling' to an interactive world where physical exercise will play an important role in the experience. Thus, XReSports will promote physical interaction within virtual environments and active interaction with digital elements superimposed on reality.

Visitors to the VISYON installation at NiceOne Barcelona, will be able to enter virtual reality in a fun and interactive way, but also competitively. Four different games can be enjoyed and one of them, together with VR Play BCN, will even have its own championship: the second edition of the #XRCup. 

The #XRCup is a tournament organized by VISYON in association with TowerTag Virtual Reality game, a multiplayer title (three-on-three) shooter type. Each user is equipped with HTC Vive Pro glasses, a machine gun and a haptic suit that allow players to actually feel an impact when shots are on target. The objective of the game is to capture the enemy team's flag and for that you will have to physically move around the facility and shoot opponents to defeat your rival. The tournament will feature prizes for the winners, and will be broadcast live on UBEAT, the MEDIAPRO eSports channel and OTT.

But that's not the only experience festivalgoers can enjoy at the VISYON area. The installations will also feature Oh Shape and Synth Riders, two entertainment proposals that mix Virtual Reality and music and that involve coordination and attention.

VISYON's offer at NiceOne Barcelona is part of the MEDIAPRO Group's commitment to this festival. The Group, one of the leaders in the digital entertainment sector, is the largest exhibitor at the fair, where it occupies 9,500 square meters. In addition to VISYON's XY area, the Group also brings all the excitement of eSports to the fair in the hands of LVP and holds the world premiere of PC game The Harvest (The Breach Studios).

About VISYON
VISYON (MEDIAPRO Group) is a pioneer in the development of immersive technology solutions including Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR). Leader in Spain and one of the companies with more experience in the field of Extended Reality (XR) worldwide, VISYON has offices in Madrid, London and Dubai, as well as in Milan, San Francisco and New York. Since its creation it has developed more than 400 projects for clients including The Wall Street Journal, RTVE, Nike, World Bank Group, Samsung, SEAT, Iberdrola, Google, Red Bull and Damm.

 
 
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