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21st October 2019

"Locked Up: El Oasis" completes casting
Maggie Civantos, Najwa Nimri and Itziar Castro together with Argentine actress Ana María Picchio and actor Lucas Ferraro lead the cast for this final season of "Locked Up" / Other cast members include Claudia Riera, Isabel Naveira, Lisi Linder, David Ostrosky, Alma Itzel, Almagro San Miguel, Pablo Vázquez, Natalia Hernández, Paula Gallego, Jose de la Torre, Iván Morales, Fernando Sansegundo, Lolo Diego and Ismael Palacios

Zulema (Najwa Nimri) and Maca (Maggie Civantos) are on the brink of hanging up their boots, but not before pulling off their last big heist together. This is the starting point for LOCKED UP: EL OASIS, an additional season to the world of LOCKED UP produced by FOX Networks Group España and Globomedia (THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO). The final season of the show has been designed to deliver the two leading actresses to their final destination after fans of the show, known as "The Yellow Tide", called for an endgame to the story.

The production consists of eight episodes and filming got underway in Madrid and Almería in mid-October, once again featuring showrunner Iván Escobar, as well as a return of screenwriters Lucía Carballal and JM Ruiz Córdoba.

Three years of robberies in jewelry shops, banks and casinos and the time has come for Maca and Zulema to part ways, and what better way to do so than going out with a bang. One final salute involving the theft of a diamond tiara from the daughter of an important Mexican narco, on her wedding day, roles played respectively by Mexican actor David Ostrosky (The House of Flowers) and actress Alma Itzel (Bajo el mismo cielo). To pull off the heist, the two fugitives will need assistance from outside. Lisi Linder (Victim Nº 8), Claudia Riera (The Hockey Girls) and Isabel Naveira (Cocaine Coast) breathe life into Mónica, Triana and La Flaca, who together with Goya (Itziar Castro) will make up the dream team to escape with the sought after haul.

Argentine actress Ana María Picchio (The Marginal 3) and actor Lucas Ferraro (Plan B) will play Ama, the loveable eighty-year-old woman who rents out her rural home, "El Oasis" and Cepo, her disabled son, both of whom are hiding a dark secret.

Ramiro Blas and Daniel Ortiz, who featured in the casting of previous seasons of LOCKED UP will also feature in LOCKED UP: EL OASIS. In addition, the series will also feature appearances by Almagro San Miguel (Amar es para siempre), Pablo Vázquez (Spanish Shame), Natalia Hernández (Love In Difficult Times), Paula Gallego (Cuéntame cómo pasó), Jose de la Torre (Toy boy), Iván Morales (Sunday's Illness), Fernando Sansegundo (Lifeline), Lolo Diego (Acacias, 38) and Ismael Palacios (Otros mundos).

The original series from Atresmedia came to a successful finale on Antena 3 on open-TV began a new stage in 2018 on Pay-TV thanks to FOX Networks Group (FNG) España. The series has been a huge success for FOX and has resulted in some of the best audience share figures ever, becoming one of the most popular drama series on Pay-TV in Spain*.

(*) LOCKED UP on FOX had an average audience above 300,000, reaching the half a million mark when considering audiences who viewed the content in a non-linear manner, the format chosen by 6 out of every 10 of the series viewers. Data provided by Kantar Media, based solely on television consumption, excluding all other devices.

17th October 2019

AMÉRICA TV and THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO break ground on their strategic agreement for original content production
Both companies will develop and co-produce three series for the global market over the next three years

THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, through MEDIAPRO Argentina, the pioneering audiovisual group in content production, creation and development, part of the MEDIAPRO Group, and America TV, which belongs to Grupo América - a leading media companies conglomerate in Argentina, today announced the signing of a partnership agreement to develop, produce and commercialize original content. The agreement between the two companies is for a three-year term and establishes the development of three series for international distribution on the international market.

"The Alliance with THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO comes at a strategic point in time and represents the acknowledgement of the development and production quality and capacity of our teams, not to mention the significant commitment to investment and job creation", said Sergio Basich, CEO of América TV.

Jose D 'Amato, Director of MEDIAPRO Argentina said: "We are immensely satisfied with the agreement for the confidence which Grupo América TV have placed in THE MEDIAPRO STUDIOS to develop and deliver innovative projects here in Argentina, designed to combine the experience and ability of both companies to capture new markets".

THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO is the content division of THE MEDIAPRO GROUP whose mission is to expand the creation, production and distribution of content globally drawing on its already well-established foundations, creating high-quality international content in association with the very best Spanish and international talent, 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 Belloo, Marc Vigil, Fernando González Molina, Javier Olivares and Ruth García. The MEDIAPRO Group, with 58 offices distributed across four continents, 14 of which develop and produce content, launched 34 series in 2019 with a global investment of €200 million for productions of series, films, entertainment programs, short-formats and documentaries. Projects by the Group include the latest Woody Allen film, shot on location in San Sebastian this August. MEDIAPRO has partnered with key industry players worldwide including HBO, Netflix, Amazon, DirectTV, Fox, Viacom, Yle and Disney, on award-winning productions which have earned international awards including 2 Oscars, 2 Golden Globes, multiple Goya awards and 2 Daytime Emmy Awards.

MEDIAPRO Argentina is an audiovisual services provider at the forefront in the region incorporating cutting-edge technology. A pioneer in the production, creation and development of content for more than 10 years, the company operates production centers that offer the most innovative technical solutions and a fleet of fully-equipped Outside Broadcast Units positioning it as one of the most advanced audiovisual companies in the region.

América TV is one of the five most important channels in Argentina, broadcasting its content in Latin America through América Internacional into more than 1,500,000 homes in Uruguay, Chile, Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru and the United States. The channel's distinguishing feature is that it broadcasts more than 80% of its news and entertainment content live, which is why its motto 'La Vida en Vivo' (Life, Live". América TV includes a wide variety of television formats including magazines, news, and talk-shows and boast many influential names and opinion-leaders in all its programs.

Grupo AMÉRICA owns significant interests in high-profile and diverse media, including AMÉRICA TV, Canal 6 de San Rafael, Canal 7 de Mendoza and Canal 8 de San Juan, the A24 news cable channel, radio stations FM Blue, La Red, digital media A24.com and the UNO newspaper, among others. As a leading producer of journalistic and entertainment content, the Group creates quality and innovative content from Buenos Aires and other cities in the interior of Argentina.

17th October 2019

La RFEF maniobra para no adjudicar los derechos de la Copa del Rey a MEDIAPRO y convoca un nuevo concurso
En las dos primeras convocatorias, MEDIAPRO presentó siempre la mejor oferta

La decisión de la RFEF de declarar desierto, por segunda vez, el concurso para la adjudicación de los derechos audiovisuales domésticos y en Europa de la Copa del Rey solo obedece a su negativa a adjudicar estos derechos a la mejor oferta presentada, en las dos ocasiones, por parte de MEDIAPRO. El precio de referencia de 45 millones establecido por la RFEF para los derechos en España es absolutamente desorbitado y fuera de mercado, como se ha demostrado en las propuestas presentadas por los operadores interesados. Estableciendo un precio de referencia inalcanzable por parte de los operadores, la RFEF pretende legitimarse para adjudicar discrecionalmente los derechos de la copa mientras alardea de transparencia. Esto se hace evidente por el hecho de haber marcado un plazo de solo una semana, para presentar las ofertas para un nuevo concurso. En su momento la CNMC ya le recordó a la RFEF que debía establecer plazos suficientes para permitir a los operadores interesados estructurar correctamente las ofertas.

16th October 2019

THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO & VICE Studios reach a co-production agreement on El Acantilado, a noir fiction series set in Patagonia
Created by Martin Hodara, Tomás Coste and Enrique Videla, the project involves a crime thriller where the region plays a central role in the storyline

THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO Argentina & Chile and VICE Studios today announced they have reached an agreement to co-produce the series El Acantilado (The Cliff), a crime thriller set in Patagonia currently under development to be shot on location in Chile. Created by Martin Hodara (Black Snow), Tomas Coste and Enrique Videla, the project won the Argentine National Film Board's (Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales de Argentina- INCAA) Development Award.

El Acantilado is defined as a Patagonia noir" genre in line with the tone conceived by Hodara in Black Snow in which the setting and location themselves become additional protagonists. The series inspired by the Aysén case, a true story that horrified people in the region after the deaths of a several young men in the remote Chilean Patagonia between 1997 and 2001. The storyline adopts the aesthetics of a film noir and utilizes the resources typical of a police thriller by way of a narrative style that plays heavily on time to create an innovative structure and an air of suspense that surrounds the story, due to the dramatic events narrated, as well as the actual environment where it is set.

The story takes place in a small town in Patagonia, where the suicides of several teenagers have shaken local residents to the core. But, behind these deaths lies a heinous crime with political consequences and murky power relations, which become evident when the authorities, instead of arresting the guilty individuals, actually protect them, leaving the victims' families to seek justice for their children. Soon they are joined by Juana and Miguel, the stars of the series and whose tragic destinies converge in this isolated corner of the planet, where they bring a fresh perspective to the case making them ideal to enter this investigative labyrinth.

The reclusive characters draw their inspiration from Patagonia, are not given to social conventions, and are often the possessors of ominous destinies. In some cases, they have committed crimes and, rather than removing them from service, they are instead 'hidden', banished to oblivion among the isolated peoples who inhabit this vast region of Argentina and Chile's Southern Cone.

"THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO is very proud to announce our latest project in Argentina and Chile and to be working in association with VICE Studios, who contribute their very own unique style of storytelling, and whose hallmarks of quality and cutting-edge productions are a perfect match with our own", said Laura Fernández Espeso, Corporate & TV Director of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO.

"We're excited to be realizing the vision of creative minds the likes of Martín Hodara, in an innovative project such as this Patagonia Noir, in association with a partner like THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, who bring their wealth of experience in series production to the table", said Andrés Reymondes, CEO of VICE U.S. Hispanics & Latam. 
Nacho Gil has been named executive producer on El Acantilado, with executive co-producers Maximiliano Sanguine and Jimena Hernandez. Cast members for the show have yet to be announced.

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 creating high-quality international content in association with the very best Spanish and international talent, 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 Belloo, Marc Vigil, Fernando González Molina, Javier Olivares and Ruth García. The MEDIAPRO Group, with 58 offices distributed across four continents, 14 of which develop and produce content, launched 34 series in 2019 with a global investment of €200 million for productions of series, films, entertainment programs, short-formats and documentaries. Projects by the Group include the latest Woody Allen film, shot on location in San Sebastian this August. MEDIAPRO has partnered with key industry players worldwide including HBO, Netflix, Amazon, DirectTV, Fox, Viacom, Yle and Disney, on award-winning productions which have earned international awards including 2 Oscars, 2 Golden Globes, multiple Goya awards and 2 Daytime Emmy Awards.

About MEDIAPRO ARGENTINA
MEDIAPRO Argentina is an audiovisual services provider at the forefront in the region incorporating cutting-edge technology. A pioneer in the production, creation and development of content for more than 10 years, the company operates production centers that offer the most innovative technical solutions and a fleet of fully-equipped Outside Broadcast Units positioning it as one of the most advanced audiovisual companies in the region.

About VICE Studios
VICE Studios is the global television and film production division of VICE Media, which works in the development, production, financing and distribution of cross-platform content for global audiences. With offices in LATAM, US, UK, EMEA, APAC. and Canada, VICE Studios produces quality drama, documentary, entertainment, and non-fiction content.

VICE Studios was launched in the United States in 2017, as an extension to the content offering from VICE, and whose mission is to grow its library of news, documentaries and entertainment content. To date, VICE film and TV projects have gained the recognition of organizations including, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Peabody Awards, Venice International Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Cannes Lions, British Journalism Awards, British Media Awards, Broadcast Digital Awards, and AOPs among others. Displaying a curated slate of culturally focused projects in film and television, VICE Studios is responsible for The Beach Bum, directed by Harmony Korine and starring Matthew McConaughey, The Report, directed by Scott Z. Burns and starring Adam Driver and Annette Bening; the black-metal film, Lords of Chaos, starring Rory Culkin, Climax by Gaspar Noé, Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, directed by Chris Smith and the 1994 documentary series, directed by Diego Osorno.

About VICE
VICE is a global media company designed for younger audiences. Born in 1994, VICE has operation in 35 countries producing around 1,500 content pieces every day with a focus on five strategic businesses: VICE.COM, the international digital content network; VICE STUDIOS, a film and television producer; VICELAND, an international TV channel; VICE NEWS, a news division and VIRTUE, a global creative agency with 26 offices around the world.

10th October 2019

MEDIAPRO expands its business in China with agreement between LVP and the WUCG
Liga de Videojuegos Profesional (LVP) has been chosen to organize the WUCG competitions in Latin America, where regional champions will earn their place at the finals in Sanya (China) / In 2018, there were more than 150,000 registered gamers for the qualifying rounds

The MEDIAPRO Group, a global power in multimedia content creation, production and distribution, expands its presence in China thanks to the growing eSports business. LVP, a MEDIAPRO Group company, breaks ground in China by virtue of an agreement with the World University Cyber Games (WUCG), an immense university championship that will celebrate its finals this coming December in Sanya (Hainan, southern China).

At a press conference on Thursday in Sanya, the WUCG presented the finals of this year's competition, the first edition to partner with LVP, one of the largest video game competition operators in the world and the largest Spanish speaking eSports organization. The WUCG is a worldwide event, where tens of thousands of university students from all over the world participate; in 2018 there were more than 150,000 registered for the qualifying rounds. Once the qualifying stages are complete, the grand final will take place in December to crown the champions of video games including League of Legends, Dota2 and Hearthstone, among others.

Thanks to Orient Hontai's involvement, one year ago LVP signed a collaboration agreement with the WUCG to organize the university tournament in Latin America, currently underway to decide the regional finalists who will compete in China at the end of December.

Thus, on the one hand LVP organizes the League of Legends competition, the famous game of Riot Games, in which close to 500 teams from Latin America North (LAN) and Latin America South (LAS) regions have already participated. Moreover, LVP is also responsible for the Dota2 tournament in the same region, where the champion will also travel to China at the end of the year. LVP in association with GGtech, will also send the Hearthstone university champion from Spain and the United Kingdom to the Asian event, where they will compete against the best university students from all over the world in these franchises for a major prize pool.

During the presentation of the finals in China, Pilar Jiménez - CEO of the MEDIAPRO Group in Asia – highlighted the fact that "LVP's agreement with the WUCG is another step in the process of MEDIAPRO's expansion in China in which all the Group's business units are involved. In this case, eSports represent the opportunity to forge bonds between China, Europe and the Americas in which the LVP will play a very important role. "

LVP's groundbreaking project in China accomplishes the MEDIAPRO Group's commitment to the Asian giant, where it has offices in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai. With activity throughout the world through its 58 locations in 36 countries on 4 continents, MEDIAPRO provides the creativity and technical solutions required to design, produce and distribute any audiovisual or multichannel project in any corner of the globe leveraging the most advanced technology.

LVP, a member of the MEDIAPRO Group, is the benchmark in Spanish language eSports and one of the largest gaming competition operators in the world. The firm was established nine years ago in Barcelona (Spain), and currently has offices in Barcelona, Madrid, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Mexico, Brazil and London; the six countries where it operates professional League of Legends leagues. LVP also organizes the national Clash Royale and CS: GO leagues in Spain, as well as managing ArenaGG, a competition platform for amateur players with a presence in more than 60 countries and with over 1.5 million registered players. It also organizes the biannual videogaming event Gamergy (61,000 attendees at its latest edition, in Madrid), as well as other events and competitions for third parties. In this regard, one of the company's most distinguished projects is the "eLaLiga", Spain's largest national FIFA tournament produced by LVP in association with EA Sports and LaLiga.

9th October 2019

Successful premiere of El Discípulo del Chef, an original format from THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO and Turner Latin America, on Chilevisión
The program, in association with Spanish producer Phileas Productions, seeks out the best apprentice chef in Chile under the watchful eye of three top chefs: Yann Yvin, Ennio Carota and Sergi Arola / The first show premiered to an audience of almost two and a half million viewers and was the most watched program in its time slot among its target audience of 25 to 34 year olds

The first show of El Discípulo del chef, (Chef's disciple), the latest work created by THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO and Turner Latin America, in association with content production house Phileas, exclusively for the television network Chilevisión, premiered to great success last Sunday 6th October, where it was the second highest ranking for audience share in its time slot, with a household share on Chilean television channels of 26.3%, thus leading in its principal target audience category (25-64 years), with a 30.8% share on open channels.

The program achieved significant impact among the 25-34 year old target and upper middle class socioeconomic segment, with an average share of 42.1% and 43.6% respectively.

El Discípulo del Chef is a turning point insofar as programs devoted to TV cooking programs, since in this case three internationally renowned chefs not only act as judges of the aspiring chefs' creations, but also compete alongside the contestants on their mission to find the best apprentice chef in the country.

Chile's Yann Yvin, Italian chef Ennio Carota and Spanish chef Sergi Arola, all three well-known for their excellent communication skills, allowing them to assume a much more participatory role in the culinary creations, and showing a side of them that combines the teacher, technical director and teammates of the 24 candidates who aspire to be crowned the best apprentice chef in Chile.

"Creating an entertainment format for prime time is the most difficult thing to do on television," said Ran Tellem, Director of International Content Development at THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO. "We are very satisfied with the success achieved by El Discípulo del Chef on its premiere, and we hope this is just the beginning of a great relationship with audiences, not only in Chile, but all over the world. At THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, we're delighted with the excellent work by the great teams at Chilevisión, Turner and Phileas, together with whom it has been an immense pleasure to work ".

"We knew the format's huge potential and its premiere last Sunday proved that. The program connected with Chilean viewers thanks to the fact that it's such an original proposal, since it breaks the traditional mold of the cooking programs we've seen so far on television and offers an entertaining alternative suitable for everyone,including those who prefer to eat rather than cook", said Tomás Yankelevich, EVP & Chief Content Officer General Entertainment for Turner Latin America. "Together with our TV series Gemelas, El Discípulo del Chef was the most successful premiere on Chilevision so far this year, confirming the excellent moment the channel is experiencing and the success generated by its familiar and close programmatic strategy," he added. executive doing an analysis of the performance obtained by Turner's open TV signal.

The next episode of El Discípulo del Chef can be seen on Thursday 10th at 22:30 on Chilevisión.

ABOUT THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO
THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO is the content division of THE MEDIAPRO GROUP whose mission is to expand the creation, production and distribution of content globally drawing on its already well-established foundations, creating high-quality international content in association with the very best Spanish and international talent, 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 Belloo, Marc Vigil, Fernando González Molina, Javier Olivares and Ruth García. The MEDIAPRO Group, with 58 offices distributed across four continents, 14 of which develop and produce content, launched 34 series in 2019 with a global investment of €200 million for productions of series, films, entertainment programs, short-formats and documentaries. Projects by the Group include the latest Woody Allen film, shot on location in San Sebastian this August. MEDIAPRO has partnered with key industry players worldwide including HBO, Netflix, Amazon, DirectTV, Fox, Viacom, Yle and Disney, on award-winning productions which have earned international awards including 2 Oscars, 2 Golden Globes, multiple Goya awards and 2 Daytime Emmy Award.

ABOUT TURNER LATIN AMERICA
Turner Latin America, owned by WarnerMedia, is a global entertainment, sports and news company that creates premium content and provides exceptional experiences to viewers throughout the region when and where they choose to watch their favorite content. These efforts are fueled by data-driven information and industry-leading technology. Turner owns and operates some of the most valuable brands in the world, organized into five content groups: Kids (Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Tooncast); General Entertainment (TNT, TNT Series, Space, TCM, I.Sat, Warner Channel, TBS, HTV, MuchMusic, Glitz * and truTV); News (CNN International, CNN in Spanish, CNN Chile and HLN), and Sports (TNT Sports, Digital Interactive Sports). In the free-to-view TV, the company owns the Chilevisión channel in Chile.

ABOUT CHILEVISIÓN
Chilevision began operating as a television channel in 1960. Its history since its foundation is one of pluralism, independence and ideas at the service of audiences. It belongs to Turner, a media conglomerate of the WarnerMedia group, a global entertainment, sports and news company that creates premium content and provides exceptional experiences to viewers when and where they decide to watch their favorite content.

 
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