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GOL scores extended FTA La Liga deal

Spanish DTT sports channel GOL will continue to be the go-to channel for free-to-air La Liga Santander and La Liga SmartBank matches and all the game highlights for the next three seasons. According to owner Mediapro, in the last few years, the La Liga Santander matches have clocked up more than a million viewers and […]

June 23, 2022

Vieww VAR tech for Portugal’s Liga 3

Sportec Solutions has announced that its subsidiary Vieww has been selected as the VAR technology provider for Liga 3, the third tier of Portuguese men’s professional football. Vieww was chosen by the agency and broadcast production group, Mediapro, in its role as service provider of the Portuguese Football Federation. This is the first time that […]

April 19, 2022

Record technical deployment for El Clásico

La Liga, Movistar Plus and Mediapro will make the largest technical deployment in the history of El Clásico to broadcast the Real Madrid vs Barcelona match on March 20th, distributing its signal to 83 international TV operators. Produced in 4K HDR, the event will be filmed by 34 cameras, of which ten will be super […]

March 18, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Mediapro acquires World Padel Tour rights

Mediapro has acquired the international audiovisual broadcasting rights to World Padel Tour. The agreement gives the audiovisual rights for World Padel Tour to Mediapro for the upcoming seasons. World Padel Tour has chosen Mediapro to help with the roll-out of international expansion of the competition. With this coming together, World Padel Tour said it has […]

February 1, 2022

La Liga rights bids as CVC control approved

More players are bidding for La Liga’s TV rights, intensifying competition and threatening to increase the price as the deadline to submit offers arrives. As expected, Telefónica and Mediapro will take part in the bidding process along with new bidders including DAZN and Relevant, and possibly Amazon. Relevant is reportedly offering €1 billion for each […]

December 13, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Prime Video announces MotoGP docuseries

Prime Video has announced a new Amazon Exclusive docuseries about the MotoGP World Championship, motorbike racing’s premier international competition, which will show how riders and teams live, prepare for and compete in the championship’s races of the 2021 season. The series will launch exclusively on Prime Video in the UK, France, Italy and Spain and […]

November 25, 2021

Orient Hontai to inject €620m into Mediapro

Chinese Group Orient Hontai is set to increase its share of in Spanish TV group Mediapro to 76 per cent in exchange for a €620 million injection to save the group from bankruptcy. Some €150 million will be paid immediately through subordinated debt. The additional €470 million will then be approved by a shareholding meeting […]

November 23, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Mexico: La Liga extends Televisa deal

La Liga, Spain’s top flight football league, has agreed an eight-year broadcasting extension with Televisa worth a reported $70 million (€61.1m) per year – double the amount of the current deal. The deal to air La Liga in Mexico and Central America begins with the 2024-25 season. Televisa’s Sky Sports channels have held a partnership […]

November 12, 2021

China’s Orient Hontai ups to 85% in Mediapro

Orient Hontai will increase its shares in Spain’s TV group Mediapro by 30 per cent, up to 85 per cent for €620 million, according to El Confidencial. The Chinese group will pay €400 million to amortise part of the Mediapro’s debt €900 million whereas the rest, €220 million will be destined to increase the social […]

September 16, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Mediapro opens new production centre in Miami

Mediapro US, which produces more than 5,500 hours of television content annually and operates 10 television channels, has added a new production centre in Florida located adjacent to its existing Miami headquarters. The Mediapro Group now has a total of four production centres located throughout the US: two in Miami, one in Brooklyn and the […]

August 17, 2021