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Mediapro renews Gol TV deal

Spanish TV group Mediapro has reached an agreement with Unidad Editorial, owner of former DTT channel Veo TV, to renew their contract so that Gol TV can use its DTT spectrum for three more years. Mediapro will pay €2.8 million yearly to use the frequency for its sports channel. Both groups have been cooperating since […]

July 17, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Mediapro receiving €12.3m compensation

The Spanish Football Federation must pay €12.3 million to TV group Mediapro for excluding the latter in the public tender for Copa del Rey TV rights. The Spanish Court Audiencia Provincial has ruled that the RFEF tried to prevent Mediapro from bidding for Copa del Rey rights for the seasons 2019-2020, 2020-2021 and 2021-2022. RFEF […]

July 14, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Mediapro profit up 18%

Spanish TV group Mediapro has reported an 18 per cent rise in profit in 2022 to €189 million, improving its forecast by €50 million This strong result has been achieved in spite of flat revenues standing at €1.2 billion. Historic debt has also been reduced to €435 million. Large audiences for the Qatar football World […]

July 10, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Mediapro services for European Games

Mediapro, in collaboration with Festival Group, was the host broadcaster for the European Games, which took place in Kraków (Poland), ending July 2. The games encompass 29 disciplines held in 26 venues. In order to deliver these comprehensive services, the group deployed a team of more than 500 broadcast professionals in Kraków, where it produced […]

July 7, 2023

Mediapro opens Florida virtual production centre

Grup Mediapro’s Mediapro US subsidiary has launched the largest virtual production centre in South Florida, along with BrandStar, a major US producer. The new facility includes a giant LED wall – 24 metres wide, 7 metres high and with over 1,000 panels – at its Miami studios. As part of the deal, BrandStar designed, constructed […]

June 22, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

La Liga, Mediapro extend rights deal

Spanish La Liga has extended, to 2029, its deal with Mediapro to exploit its international football TV rights, including all territories except for in MENA and North America. In addition, both partners will set up a new joint venture under the name of Peak led by Simon Denyer, former CEO of DAZN to “jointly develop […]

May 5, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: TV3, Mediapro launch new streaming services

Regional public TV group CCMA, operator of TV3 in Catalonian, has announced the launch of a FTA OTT service in Catalonian with “universal access”. “We want to be wherever our citizens have access to content and guarantee their right to choose the content in Catalonian as other platforms do not do it”, explained Rosa Romá, […]

December 20, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

France rejects beIN, Canal+ appeal

France’s antitrust authority has rejected an appeal by pay-TV channel Canal+ and beIN Sports over its decision that the French football professional league didn’t abuse its dominant position when it awarded Amazon broadcasting rights to the main Ligue 1 matches. Reuters reports France’s Autorite de la Concurrence said it had not found “sufficient evidence” to […]

December 1, 2022

Mediapro’s Gol Mundial reaches 300,000 subs

Mediapro’s recently launched OTT service, Gol Mundial, reached over 300,000 subscribers after just three days of World Cup competition, according to the company.The service, priced at €19.90, has managed to pull in revenues of €6 million, plus €38 million paid by RTVE and other fees from Movistar and La Liga.The service is pulling in an […]

November 25, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Mediapro VAR services for CONMEBOL

Mediapro has revealed it will provide VAR (Video Assistant Referee) services to the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana. CONMEBOL has chosen the group as the provider of this service for the next four seasons, from January 2023 to December 2026, which includes a total of 1,245 matches, 32 per week, to be played in […]

November 10, 2022