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Jaume Roures

Roures sells Mediapro stake

Following his dismissal as president of Spanish TV Mediapro in October, Jaume Roures has sold his 5 per cent stake in the company to Chinese Fund Orient Hontai – which now controls 85 per cent of the group. The other shareholders are Tatxo Benet with a 5 per cent stake and the UK’s WPP with […]

November 14, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Hontai Capital to pull out of Mediapro?

Southwind Group, parent company of the Chinese Hontai Capital, is reportedly weighing up selling its 80 per cent stake in Spanish TV group Mediapro, just one year after its acquisition. The Chinese group paid around €1 billion for the majority of the shares in the company, the other owners are UK`s WPP and the founders […]

October 11, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Mediapro’s Telefoot plays on; reports 600K subs

Football pay-TV channel Telefoot is to continue in business and is already claiming 600,000 subscribers. Jaume Roures, CEO of Chinese-Spanish group Mediapro, says he has no intention of exiting the deal it has to cover top flight football in France and has confirmed that conciliation talks with the French football league LFP are taking place. “We […]

October 21, 2020From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Mediapro teams up with TF1 for Telefoot

As of August 2020, for the long-awaited return of France’s premier football championship, La Ligue, French football will have a new home; the Telefoot channel. Content producer and rightsholder Mediapro Group and French commercial  broadcaster TF1 Group have signed what they say is an “unprecedented” agreement. This four-year, renewable partnership is based on three fundamental […]

June 2, 2020By Colin Mann