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13rd March 2017

The MEDIAPRO Group will produce a series of reports for the European Commission's Directorate-General for Health
The aim of the pieces is to give visibility to the work of the European Reference Networks for Rare Diseases

Imagina EU, a MEDIAPRO Group company, has been awarded the contract to produce a series of reports for the ERNs (European Reference Networks for Rare Diseases). The contract was recently awarded to the company in a public tender issued by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Health. The project is of an informative nature designed to give greater visibility to the European Reference Networks for Rare Diseases with the European Union by producing a series of reports from four European countries with patients who are beneficiaries of the network. Imagina EU will also be responsible for the different language versions of the reports, as well as the production of a longer video whose aim is to explain the entire project and which will be used by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Health in institutional communications throughout Europe. The project will get underway in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius during the second week in March and will run through until next summer.

Since 2013, the MEDIAPRO Group has been providing audiovisual content and services to several European bodies through its Belgian-based offices, Imagina EU. The most recent of these include two audiovisual works for the European Commission's Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety last September and the production of an animated piece to communicate the findings of the "Health at a Glance in Europe 2016" report, produced last December also for the Directorate-General for Health.

3rd March 2017

MEDIAPRO to manage Spanish Senate TV services
The group will manage the TV channel of the Upper Chamber in the Spanish Parliament for a period of two years

The Spanish Senate Tender Adjudication Committee has recently awarded Mediatem, a company belonging to the MEDIAPRO Group, the contract for the management of the technical services for the Upper Chamber's TV channel, following a public tender which saw three companies from the audiovisual sector present bids. A team of technical staff will work closely together with the Senate's audiovisual service team to manage the Upper Chamber's channel's technical needs, which include recording, production, broadcasting, distribution and warehousing of the images and sound from the parliamentary sessions as well as other public events which take place in the Senate buildings. Mediatem will also be responsible for the production of the signal for the plenary sessions and the Committee meetings as well as distributing the images to both the Senate's own TV network as well as outside TV stations. In addition, the company will also be producing videos of each session as well as writing the scripts for institutional videos, providing technical control services for all broadcast operations as well as technical consultancy for audiovisual installations. The contract begins this coming April and will run for two years with an option to renew.

MEDIAPRO is a leading European company in the audiovisual sector unique in its ability to integrate content, production and distribution with activities around the world via its 35 offices across 4 continents. Since last November, the Group has been managing audiovisual services for the Spanish Congress's TV station and was recently awarded the tender for the production of the IB3 news services, the Balearic Island public TV and radio networks.

22nd February 2017

MEDIAPRO asesorará a la AUF para revisar su modelo comercial y revalorizar la proyección de la Celeste

La AUF ha decidido confiar al Grupo MEDIAPRO el asesoramiento en materia de sponsorización y gestión de derechos para la revalorización de la imagen global de la Selección Nacional de Uruguay. MEDIAPRO agradece a la AUF la confianza depositada para la realización de este trabajo tan importante para el futuro de la exitosa Selección de Uruguay, ganadora de 2 Mundiales, 2 JJ OO, 15 Copas América…

El Grupo MEDIAPRO, con presencia en 23 países, es uno de los grupos audiovisuales más importantes de Europa con una actividad que abarca la creación y producción de contenidos para todo tipo de soportes (cine, tv, entorno digital…), derechos deportivos, servicios audiovisuales y consultoría deportiva, con más de 20 años de experiencia. 

Por el acuerdo firmado con la AUF, MEDIAPRO prestará servicios de consultoría y asesoramiento para revitalizar comercialmente la proyección de la Selección de Uruguay, una de las Top Ten del ranking FIFA. El equipo de consultoría deportiva de MEDIAPRO está integrado por profesionales de diferentes disciplinas con gran trayectoria a nivel internacional y también local  que realizarán un análisis de los activos publicitarios de la Selección de Uruguay, de su potencial de audiencias en los diferentes formatos de comunicación (TV y redes sociales entre otros) para proponerle a la AUF un plan de acción que actualice su modelo de gestión comercial  y revalorice la proyección de la Celeste en el terreno de la sponsorización, venta de derechos y contratos, reforzando el valor de la Selección a nivel local e internacional.

Con presencia en 35 ciudades de 4 continentes, el Grupo MEDIAPRO es un referente mundial en el asesoramiento deportivo y en el ámbito de la gestión de derechos, como es el caso de la internacionalización de la Liga Española.

22nd February 2017

MEDIAPRO to produce the Bolivian Football League in HD
A team of 60 professionals will be working on this technologically high-end "turn-key" project for The Game

The MEDIAPRO Group has been awarded the production contract for the Bolivian Professional Football League (LFPB) for The Game, the company that owns the rights to the championship. More than 60 professionals from the Group will produce 264 competition games as well as the classifying games the Bolivian National team plays at home for the World Cup, Copa America, South American Youth Football Championship U-20 and U-17, friendly matches and weekly highlights from the league. For the production, the Group will be transporting two OB Vans to Bolivia with plans underway for next season is to increase the number of clubs in the competition and as such, the matches played (14 teams and 364 matches). This expansion will require the company to increase the OB Van fleet based in Bolivia. wTVision (a MEDIAPRO Group company) began working with the Bolivian League in 2014 providing graphics services. Currently, the team of professionals is made up of editors, producers, camera operators and assistants and involves 2 OB Vans equipped with High Definition technology and 9 cameras, one of which is super slow, 2 micro cameras, 3 replay systems (1 EVS + 2 3Play), 4 heavy box lenses, satellite systems with roof mounted antenna for C and Ku a Band, 2 controls, C and Ku band teleport satellite. In addition, services will also include studio production and satellite transmission from the stadium as well as from the main studio.

MEDIAPRO is a leading company in technical services for production and transmission via satellite. The company handles more than 2,500 productions each year with its own fleet of OB Vans and distributes events in high definition worldwide. At present, the company's teams and equipment are involved in football league production in Spain, Qatar, Portugal, Colombia, France, Bolivia, Greece, Gabon, Turkey, Angola, Abu Dhabi and Mozambique, with a wealth of expertise in sports championship production, including the FIFA Confederation Cup, FIBA Basketball World Cup, Euroleague Final Four, FIFA World Cup Championships, The Arab Games, UEFA Champions League, Africa Cup of Nations, Formula 1, World Surfing Championships, Annual Camel Race, etc.

21st February 2017

"Pulsaciones" reaches the USA and the UK thanks to deal with Global Series Network
The fiction series can be seen via the Walter Presents platform on Channel 4 and Global Series Network in both countries

Thanks to the deal between the MEDIAPRO Group and Series Atresmedia, "Pulsaciones" is venturing abroad. The series that Antena 3 launched at the beginning of the year is set to be shown outside Spain following on from the deal signed with Global Series Network -negotiated by Imagina International Sales –. The agreement sees the series set to be broadcast in the USA and the UK on Channel 4 and Global Series Network, via its VOD Walter Presents platform.

Walter Presents, a high-profile international-content influencer, selected "Pulsaciones" from a small group of the very best international drama series, confirming the international recognition for the series, from the same stable as ‘Vis a Vis' on Walter Presents UK, becoming the first Spanish series to be broadcast free-to-air in the UK on Channel 4.

In addition to this agreement with Global Series Network which sees "Pulsaciones" reach both the USA and the UK, the series will also be available in 24 Latin American countries via Netflix. The fiction series can already be seen in the region thanks to the AtreSeries International channel.

Produced by Globomedia (MEDIAPRO Group), "Pulsaciones" is a thriller starring Pablo Derqui, Leonor Watling, Meritxell Calvo, Ingrid Rubio and Juan Diego Botto which tells the story of the investigation carried out by a brain surgeon who recently received a heart transplant into the mysterious death of his donor. The series features a pre-written script which provides closure of all the plot-lines for viewers at the end of the series.

"Pulsaciones" has been a big hit even before its international launch. At the MIPTV event in Cannes, Europe's biggest content market, the prestigious international consultancy The Wit included the new Antena 3 series in its list of stand-out original series presented at the MIPTV Festival.

20th February 2017

The most powerful Spanish-speaking audiovisual content hub comes into being
MEDIAPRO and Oficina Burman pool their talents to become a benchmark in fiction content

Two of the world leaders in content production, MEDIAPRO and Oficina Burman, have reached an agreement whereby the powerful Argentinian content creator managed by Daniel Burman integrates into the MEDIAPRO Group. In this way, the creative talents of Oficina Burman join forces with MEDIAPRO Group's leadership position in audiovisual production. The incorporation falls within the Group's expansion strategy aimed at reinforcing and strengthening its content area at the international level, and comes just months after an initial collaboration agreement to develop content and formats for the global market. Coinciding with the Berlin International Film Festival, Jaume Roures and Daniel Burman presented the operation in the German capital to the principal players in the audiovisual industry and specialized media. As a result of this integration, several projects are already in the development stages, including the adaptation of the book "IOSI. The Reformed Spy" by Miriam Lewin and Horacio Lutzky, which tells the story of a spy who infiltrated the Jewish community and ended up giving vital information to the perpetrators of the attacks on the Israeli Embassy and the AMIA; the worst bomb attack in Argentina's history. "Stroke", an original script by Daniel Burman himself, is also underway.

Daniel Burman is the latest major talent to join the long list of professionals who make up MEDIAPRO's international content division, which features other names such as Ran Tellem, creator of the well-known television game shows "Boom" and "Ahora caigo" and executive producer of "Homeland", and Stephen Johnstone. The incorporation of Oficina Burman into the Group marks the birth of one of the most important Spanish-speaking audiovisual content hubs.

The MEDIAPRO Group is one of the leading companies in content production for tele-vision and whose productions have enjoyed remarkable prime time success on the principal Spanish TV networks for over 20 years. With 35 offices and headquarters in 23 countries, the company produces content for cinema, television, museum spaces and digital media. The Group has worked with directors such as Woody Allen, Roman Polanski, Oliver Stone, Fernando Leon de Aranoa, Isabel Coixet, Manuel Huerga and Patricio Guzmán. Present at the major international film festivals, MEDIAPRO productions have been awarded 2 Oscars and 3 nominations, 2 Golden Globes, 2 Independent Spirit awards, 1 Vulcain Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, 1 Silver Bear from the Berlinale, 27 Goya awards, 1 BAFTA nomination and 1 Golden Shell at the San Sebastian Film Festival. The catalogue of television programs covers all genres, especially fiction, current affairs satire and documentaries. Recent productions include series such "Pulsaciones", "Locked Up", "Night & Day" and "Red Eagle" or "The Young Pope", an original Sky, HBO y Canal+ series, produced by Wildside and coproduced by MEDIAPRO and Haut et Court Tv and marks the television debut of director Paolo Sorrentino, winner of an Oscar in 2014 for "The Great Beauty"; programs like "El Intermedio", "El Club de la Comedia" and "Zapeando", and documentaries such as "Arrelats" and "The Lightbulb Conspiracy". The programs and series produced by the MEDIAPRO Group have received awards at major national and international television industry festivals and are present in 150 countries airing on regular free-to-air net-works as well as the main international pay-per-view TV platforms.

Oficina Burman was set up in 2014 by Daniel Burman, co-producer of films such as "Truman" (Cesc Gay), "The Motorcycle Diaries" (Walter Salles) and "Garage Olimpo" (Marco Bechis) and director and producer of more than 10 films including "Lost Embrace", "Family Law", "Empty Nest" and most recently, "The Tenth Man", which opened the Panorama section at the 2016 Berlinale. Oficina Burman's activity in television production includes the coproduction of "Supermax", an ambitious project which represents the first Spanish language project by Brazilian company Globo. In 2016 Netflix chose Oficina Burman to produce its first original series in Argentina, "Edha".

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