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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.

4th October 2019

THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO announce that filming gets underway for Los Internacionales
The series is a co-production with Viacom International Studios, Telecom and Olympusat filmed on location in Colombia and Argentina / Based on the novel by journalist Nahuel Gallota La conexión Bogotá,the film stars Cecilia Roth and Juan Pablo Shuk / Los Internacionales premieres in 2020 on Telefe and the video on-demand content platform Flow

THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO has announced that filming of Los Internacionales is to begin in Argentina. This is the first drama series to be set in the period of Argentina's political and economic crisis of 2001 and is a co-production with Viacom International Studios (VIS), Telecom and Olympusat. The series is due to be released in 2020 on the Telefe channel, as well as Telecom's content multiplatform and video-on-demand service, Flow.

The production is another addition to the international projects THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO is currently developing which include the thriller The Head, series created by brothers David and Álex Pastor, directed by Jorge Dorado which has recently wrapped up filming in Iceland; The Paradise, a co-production with Finish network YLE, shot on location in Finland and Spain's Costa del Sol, featuring Fran Perea; The New Pope, series by Paolo Sorrentino which was recently presented at the Venice Film Festival; as well as other projects developed in Latin America apart from Los Internacionales including Las Bravas F.C., in co-production with Turner Broadcasting System Latin America; N00bees, already in its second season in association with Viacom International Studios and Pequeña Victoria, the comedy created by Erika Halvorsen and Daniel Burman, also a co-production between Viacom International Studios and Oficina Burman, a company of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, and which became the most successful new release on Telefe this year.

Based on the novel La conexión Bogotá by journalist Nahuel Gallota, Los Internacionales narrates the story of a renowned gang of Colombian thieves who travel to Argentina in the midst of the economic crisis, known popularly as the 'Corralito', to take advantage of the pillaging and social breakdown in which the country was engulfed. In 2001, many Argentinians were forced to close their bank accounts and withdraw all savings under the looming threat sparked by the profound economic and political crisis which hurled the country into chaos. Los Internacionales exploited the situation to burgle private homes and make off with a significant haul including cash and jewelry soon to become the stuff of popular legend.

Argentinian actress Cecilia Roth (All About My Mother, Martin H, Historia de un Clan, El Ángel, Pain and Glory) and Colombian actor Juan Pablo Shuk (The Boat, The Ministry of Time, Narcos) lead the cast for the series, in the respective roles of District Attorney Marta Costas and Fausto, one of the members of Los Internacionales gang. Cast members also include Rafa Ferro, Boy Olmi, Carlos Santamaria, Gustavo Garzon Rami Herrera, Sabastián Osorio, Camilo Amores, Christian Vega, Laura Perico and Susana Varela.

Filming of Los Internacionales will get underway in Bogotá and continue until mid-December on location in Buenos Aires. The series is sponsored by the INCAA (National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts).

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 VIMN Américas
Viacom International Media Networks Américas, a branch of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), owns and operates the corporation's brand portfolio, which includes MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central, Paramount Channel, Vh1, Telefe and its respective assets in Latin America (including Brazil); the Tr3s portfolio in the United States, focused on the considerable Hispano-American audiences; and programming agreements with VIMN in Canada with Corus Entertainment for Nickelodeon and Bell Media for MTV and Comedy Central. In addition, VIMN Americas owns a majority shareholding interest in Porta Dos Fundos, one of Brazil's largest comedy content creators. The company's multiplatform business includes a wide variety of products including mobile apps, MTV Play, Nick Play, Comedy Central Play, Mi Telefe and Telefe Noticias; on-demand products, Nick First and My Nick Jr., and SVOD products, Noggin, in addition to a host of websites.

About VIACOM INTERNATIONAL STUDIOS (VIS) AMERICAS
Introduced in 2018, Viacom International Studios (VIS) Americas is a division of Viacom International Media Networks Americas that produces content for all genres, both for Viacom brands and platforms, including Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, Paramount Network Telefe and Porta Dos Fundos, as well as for third parties. VIS global sales include original productions, co-productions, sales in format for local adaptations and sales of canned television products. VIS content covers every genre, from soap operas to dramas, short and long comedy formats and film productions.

About Flow
Two years after its launch, Flow continues to grow and consolidate itself as the most innovative platform for linear and non-linear programming content. Flow offers viewers the watch contents from the start, programs already being broadcast, cloud-recording, pause the broadcast and continue on another device and to have multiple profiles. Flow currently offers more than 13,000 hours of content on demand for all devices, including more than 200 complete series.

About Olympusat, Inc.
With headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida, Olympusat, Inc. is one of the largest independent media companies specializing in content ownership, distribution, production and technical services. The company has established its place as a leader in the Hispanic television and media market thanks to High Definition (HD) television channels. The main channels include, Cine Mexicano and the package of high-definition channels Ultra HD Plex. The company also distributes several well-known religious and English-language channels. Olympusat's content comes from original productions, dubbed content from Europe and Asia, and in Spanish, created in the United States, Spain and Latin America. Olympusat provides dubbing services in Spanish at its offices located in Mexico City. The Olympusat team created VEMOX, the OTT platform which adapts to the needs of companies wishing to implement an efficient solution to the demands of an international audience. Vemox is available on Apple (iOS), Google Play (Android), Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One, LG Smart TV, and Samsung Smart TVs.

4th October 2019

4x4, co-produced by THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, premieres at the Sitges Film Festival
From the creative team composed of Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat, the movie will compete in the Festival's Òrbita section / The film deals with a major moral dilemma considered taboo in Argentina, according to director Mariano Cohn

4x4, a THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO and Televisión Abierta co-production will premiere in Spain at the 52nd International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, being held in Sitges from October 3rd to 13th. The film is set to compete in the Òrbita section, one of the most important sections in the contest, which features previously unreleased fantasy-themed films in Spain including thrillers, action, adventure and dark comedy titles.

The media presentation of 4x4 featured Mariano Cohn, director and screenwriter together with Gastón Duprat, as well as Peter Lanzani, one of the leading cast members and Javier Méndez, Director of Content at THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO.

According to Mariano Cohn, the film addresses a major moral dilemma, a topic considered taboo in his native Argentina. "Here in Argentina we have an ongoing debate about fear, insecurity and violence," explained Cohn. For him, the topic chosen was not by chance, but rather something very present in society. "This is such a naturalized issue that we found it difficult to distance ourselves enough from it in order to address it," he said.

Peter Lanzani, who plays the lead role, discussed his character, a young man who breaks into a 4x4 intent on stealing it, but instead becomes trapped: "I start off playing the thief and I end an emotional wreck. He's a character that everyone can identify with. Filming was a really intense experience. "

Javier Méndez said, "After watching The Distinguished Citizen", here at THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO we instantly fell in love with Mariano and Gastón's work, two renowned figures of international cinema. We're delighted to have been able to present our second collaboration with them here at Sitges, and we have every intention of continuing to work together. It was a real pleasure to bring 4x4 to such a prestigious festival as the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival".

4x4 is a haunting thriller with a cast that includes Dady Brieva, Noelia Castaño and sees a return of veteran Argentine actor Luis Brandoni, who starred in My Masterpiece, also co-produced by THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO and which received a magnificent reception at the Venice Festival winning the Seminci's Public Award.

The new co-production from THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO opens in Spain on the heels of its successful release in Argentina, where it premiered last April to excellent box office success, becoming the highest grossing Argentine movie of the year. Recently, 4x4 also won the Oro and Best Screenplay (Cohn y Duprat) awards at the Termas de Río Hondo (Argentina), National Cinema Festival. The film is distributed internationally by Latido Films.

Plot
4x4 is a thriller with a disturbing intro. A luxurious SUV is parked in a neighborhood like so many others in Buenos Aires. A young man breaks into the car with the intention of stealing it. However, when he tries to leave, he can't. Doors and windows refuse to open and the 4x4 becomes an armored bunker. The situation is desperate: He's locked inside a vehicle someone is controlling from the outside and they seem to have a plan.

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.

1st October 2019

Javier Cámara returns to politics in Vamos Juan, the sequel to the TNT original series Vote Juan, produced by 100 Balas (THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO) and WarnerMedia
María Pujalte, Esty Quesada, Adam Jezierski and Yaël Belicha join Cámara once again in this new series featuring appearances from Anna Castillo, Jesús Vidal, José Manuel Cervino and Alberto San Juan / Victor García Leon continues as director of the series, while this season the project has enlisted Spanish filmmaker Borja Cobeaga as director of three episodes

Javier Cámara returns to his political career once again in the guise of the character Juan Carrasco. Shooting of Vamos Juan is set to begin this week in Logroño on the sequel to Vote Juan, an original TNT series produced by 100 Balas (THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO) and WarnerMedia.

In has been two years since Minister for Agriculture Juan Carrasco reached the highest echelons of power. Now, far from political life, he leads a simple existence working as a Biology teacher at a high school in the city of Logroño. However, neither his political ambition nor his public service calling have been stifled. Mindful of how much he still has to offer, Juan Carrasco decides to take a step forward, muster his trusted troops, return to Madrid and start a new party.

Vamos Juan features the same core cast members as Vote Juan, led by Javier Cámara as Juan Carrasco. Joining Juan once again will be María Pujalte, as Macarena, his inseparable Director of communications during his tenure as Minister; Adam Jezierski, his personal assistant; Pedro Ángel Roca, the Minister's former driver; Joaquín Climent, in the role of the implacable Vallejo, and Cristóbal Suárez as the charismatic Recalde. Once again, Carrasco's family circle plays a fundamental role in the adventure with Yaël Belicha as his wife and Esty Quesada (Soy una pringada) as his daughter, a part which reaches a new dimension, up and beyond that of merely the family environment, since, convinced of the her professional potential, Juan Carrasco decides to bestow on her a position of responsibility by appointing her to the role of the party's Community Manager.

Throughout the seven episodes, Vamos Juan will also feature the collaboration of actors including Anna Castillo (The Olive Tree), Jesús Vidal (Champions), José Manuel Cervino (13 Roses) and Alberto San Juan (Sidetracked).

Created by Diego San José, the series screenwriter and showrunner, who will be joined in the writers room by Juan Cavestany, Víctor García León, Daniel Castro and Pablo Remón. Vamos Juan will be directed by Víctor García León and the project has enlisted Borja Cobeaga this season as director of three episodes.

"Vamos Juan is not merely the sequel to Vote Juan. We wanted it to work as a stand-alone project," says Diego San José. "We thought it was impossible for Juan Carrasco to make things worse as a politician, but we were wrong; he's now setting up his own party. And we're going to accompany him on this new endeavor, companions on a journey that will reveal to us everything dominating politics here in Spain but which we never actually get to see; he'll have to seduce the IBEX 35 stock market, win over the Church, sign up a victim to leverage their suffering, and convince a celebrity to take on a ministerial role... All this to achieve the highest of all his aspirations; to travel to Istanbul for hair transplant treatment".

Vote Juan was a great success among audiences on TNT. With more than a million viewers for both linear and non-linear broadcasts, the series pilot was one of this year's most successful premieres on pay-TV.

"The success of Vote Juan has enabled us to consolidate the idea that original productions must be a pivotal element in our strategy moving forward", said Guillermo Farré, Director of Content at TNT. "We wish to continue banking on original and bold proposals. In this sense, Vamos Juan, hand in hand with a creative team currently enjoying a 'state of grace' and our collaboration with production house 100 Balas (THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO), we're going one step beyond Vote Juan. In addition, this same spirit will also be present in other series we're already working on at TNT, such as Road Trip, among other projects currently under development. "

Alejandro Florez, Director General of 100 Balas (THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO) commented, "The continuity of any series is a reflection of the success of the story it narrates. In addition to its popularity among audiences, we are grateful for the trust deposited in us by TNT since its inception, embodied in this second season. This project wouldn't have been possible without their support and the support we enjoy as part of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, a company whose strength makes it possible to invest in this type of project and assures our production company has become a key player in the development of drama content in Spain, successful productions with unquestionable national and international projection".

Filming of Vamos Juan gets underway this week and will run throughout the fall on location in Logroño and Madrid. The series premiere on TNT is scheduled for the first half of 2020.

About TNT
TNT offers series and films for a large audience and is among the most popular pay-TV General Entertainment channels in Spain. The network's programming brings together every genre, although comedy takes pride of place. Its casual and imaginative on-air communication strategy has earned the network several international awards. TNT also offers in-house production of programs and produces original series such as the comedy Vota Juan, starring Javier Cámara. TNT, owned by WarnerMedia, is one of the world's leading entertainment companies and broadcasts in Spain via Movistar + (channel 15), Vodafone (channel 30), Orange TV (channel 11), Euskaltel (channel 16), R (channel 22), Telecable (channel 9), TotalChannel and Sky.

About WarnerMedia
WarnerMedia is a leading communication and entertainment company which produces and distributes premium and popular content from highly talented creative teams and journalists that reaches global audiences via leading brand names such as HBO, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, CNN , DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and TCM, among others.

About THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO
The mission of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, the content division of the MEDIAPRO Group, is to expand the creation, production and distribution of content globally, 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 Belloso, Marc Vigil, Fernando González Molina, Javier Olivares and Ruth García.

THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, 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 the production of series, movies, entertainment programs, short-formats and documentaries. MEDIAPRO has partnered with key industry players worldwide including HBO, Netflix, Amazon, DirectTV, Fox, Viacom, Yle Turner and Disney, which have earned international acclaim winning awards including 2 Oscars, 2 Golden Globes, multiple Goya awards and 2 Daytime Emmy Awards.

About 100 BALAS
100 Balas is one of the content producers which make up THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO. Productions include the TV series Vota Juan (TNT), Olmos y Robles (TVE) and Pepe's Beach Bar (Telecinco), as well as other entertainment formats such as Se hace saber (TVE), Sopa de Gansos (Cuatro), Feis tu feis (Cuatro), Espinete no existe (TVE), Fit Life (Fox Life) and eSports Generation (Gol). The production company is currently working on several non-fiction projects and documentaries Estación Apolo, which tells the story of Spain's little-known involvement in getting a man on the Moon, and El Palmar de Troya, documentary series currently in production about the Palmerian Catholic Church phenomena.

30th September 2019

The VAR took over 40 minutes to provide the footage for Chéryshev's goal
Meanwhile, the MEDIAPRO production team offered the images from all angles so that viewers had all the information

At minute 26:15 in the Athletic Club - Valencia CF match, Denis Cheryshev scores the only goal of the game. Doubts about whether he was offside overshadowed the goal and those responsible for match production begin offering the replays from every angle possible, while trying to contact the VOR room to provide viewers with the VAR images. At minute 28:18, the referee decides the goal is valid. The VOR room still has not replied to the request from the production team. Three minutes later, a second series of replays is provided.

Up to this point, those responsible for the production have provided all the replays available to offer viewers every possible angle and viewpoint. These replays were not labeled VAR, nor did match commentators identify them as such, and at no time was the footage tampered with or manipulated.

The VAR images of the incident provided by the VOR room did not reach the production control room for broadcasting until 40 minutes after the goal and were reproduced, duly labeled as "VAR - VAR Images" in minute 55:26 and in minute 62:50. As such, it is clear that the footage was not available at the time the goal was considered valid.

Those responsible for match production fulfilled their obligation to offer viewers all available information regarding what was happening on the pitch. To describe this as manipulation and accuse them of generating public concern and of demonstrating a criminal mindset is to go far beyond all limits and may be the result of the widespread criticism and comments the VAR has received due to the serious problems and delays it is experiencing this season.

More than 20 years' experience in the production of LaLiga, the production of up to 15 leagues, as well as the most important international competitions, guarantee the professionalism and impartiality of the entire team of MEDIAPRO professionals.

 
 
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