11 February 2019

MEDIAPRO opens new Digital District in Alicante and is one of the benchmark companies in the future tech’ hub

The number of MEDIAPRO Group centres around the world is now up to 55 across 36 countries with the new base in Alicante

The MEDIAPRO Group has recently opened its new office space in the Digital District in the City of Light in Alicante as one of the benchmark companies in the ground-breaking tech’ hub which is set to be the venue for a host of tech’ and audiovisual companies. This new base, which is the 55th MEDIAPRO site across 4 continents, will allow the Group to provide comprehensive audiovisual services including content production for the cinema, TV and new media as well as consolidating its investment in e-sports.

Digital District, which is being promoted by the Proyectos Temáticos company in the Valencia Region, is set to be an important hub for talent and innovation projects. Companies that have committed to setting up offices there include Accenture, Fenikis Gaming, DD Tech and Harmonic, as well as À Punt which is already based in the area.

MEDIAPRO in the Valencia region
Since its creation the MEDIAPRO Group has carried out a host of productions in the region. This is its second base in the area after opening offices in the area in Riba-roja de Túria three years ago.

With the base in Alicante, MEDIAPRO will also have a base for staff that are already operating in Alicante, Elche and the Murcia region, in addition to having another base for their fleet of OB vans. The plan is for different Group companies to gradually move to the Digital District and in addition to facilitate in-house Group activities it will also provide services for both Spanish and foreign production companies. From the new base other services provided will include audiovisual consultancy and technical services for the cinema TV and advertising production in the area.

International expansión over 25 years
With the opening of the new site, the number of MEDIAPRO bases across 36 countries is now up to 55. Milan and Shanghai are the latest additions to a long list which started in 1994 with the opening of its first offices in Barcelona.

Ran Tellem, head of International Content Development at MEDIAPRO Group, to present criminal drama “The Paradise” at Berlin Festival

The thriller is a co-production between Finnish public television Yle, MRP Matila Röhr Productions Oy and MEDIAPRO

The MEDIAPRO Group will be taking part in the Berlin International Film Festival on February 11 with “The Paradise”, a fiction series starring Fran Perea and Riitta Havukainen who are currently on location shooting in Fuengirola (Malaga). For the first time, MEDIAPRO will take part in the Spanish series panel at the festival, represented by Ran Tellem (Emmy award-winner as executive producer on “Homeland”), head of International Content Development for the Group.

Tellem will present the fiction series within the framework of the ‘Upcoming Series from Spain’, organised by the Festival Internacional de Series de Barcelona, a ‘thriller’ developed by Tellem being shot at different locations on the Costa del Sol until mid-April, after filming in the Finnish city of Oulu and the surrounding areas. ‘The Paradise’ is a co-production between Finnish public television Yle, who are planning to release the series in late 2019-, MRP Matila Röhr Productions Oy and MEDIAPRO.

The 8-episode fiction, starring Fran Perea – whose popularity in Finland is due to his role in “The Serranos”- plays a policeman who is charged with solving a complex case involving disappearances and murders in the heart of the Finnish community in Fuengirola. While on the case, he encounter’s a veteran Finnish detective, played by Riitta Havukainen (“Fakta homma”, “Harjunpää ja heimolaiset”),  who travels to Spain for one last assignment. 

“The Paradise”, whose main screenwriter is Matti Laine (author of “Bordertown”), is directed by Marja Pyykkö (“Hooked”, “Black Windows”).

MEDIAPRO have been present at several editions of the Berlinale with a total of six films,  “Comandante”, by Oliver Stone, was the first in 2003; “Amador”, by Fernando León de Aranoa was selected in 2011; in 2014, the Group scheduled the international release of “El Somni” (The Dream), by Franc Aleu; and in 2015, the film chosen to inaugurate the festival was “Nobody Wants The Night”, by Isabel Coixet, while “The Pearl Button”, by Patricio Guzmán, won the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay. In 2017 Fernando León de Aranoa returned to the festival with “Politics, Instructions Manual”.

PHOTO: Fran Perea and Riitta Havukainen ©anabelenfernandez


“Vota Juan”, a big hit on its premiere

The series, produced by 100 Balas and Turner, the best season debut on TNT

"Vota Juan", a series produced by 100 Balas (Mediapro Group) and Turner, was crowned best debut of the season on TNT. The first episode notched up an audience of 294,000 viewers, from the evening of the launch and including the seven days after the initial broadcast via time-shift.

The numbers made "Vota Juan", created by Diego San José and Juan Cavestany, the second-best debut ever on TNT, ahead of series such as "Big Bang", "Vikingos", "The Flash" and "El Mentalista", among others and only just behind "Las crónicas de Shannara" (2016).

The excellent viewing figures have also been backed up by impressive reviews in the days leading up to the premiere in media outlets such as "El País", "Vertele", "Bluper", "Diario Vasco", "ABC" and "El Correo", among others, defining the series as “as a sharp criticism of the political system and its leading players”, as well as praising the work of the cast headed by Javier Cámara, and describing the script as “fast-moving”, “on the button” and “believable”.

The fiction series, which is made up of 8 30-minute episodes, is one of the first Spanish political sit-coms in a genre which has long history in the rest of the world. Every Friday there will be two new episodes of the comedy directed by David Serrano and Víctor García León, which will also be available in SVOD across multiple platforms right after the “live” broadcast.

Gamergy is back from the 21st to the 23rd June with a special 10th edition and image revamp

LVP (MEDIAPRO Group) and IFEMA Madrid are already working on surprises for the 10th anniversary of Spain’s biggest e-sports event

Gamergy 2019 now has an official date for the diary. The 10th edition of Spain biggest e-sports event, which is organised by LVP (MEDIAPRO Group) and IFEMA Madrid, will take place from the 21st to the 23rd June.

The event has consolidated its position as the benchmark event for the Spanish gaming community and in particular the fans of video-game competitions. Gamergy will play host to the Superliga Orange finals, as well as being the venue for the most prestigious semi-pro tournaments in Spain (Gamergy Open) as well as being the Mecca for thousands of e-sports loving fans.

For the 10th edition, in addition, Gamergy has taken the decision to add to its schedule of visitor activities which include further content production. The 10th edition will be the widest-ranging event ever with organisers looking to reach a broad a fan-base as possible without moving away from what has made it so successful in the past.

Visually Gamergy is also set for an up-grade. Spain’s biggest e-sports event has up-dated its logo for its 10th anniversary with the new image already featuring on its web-site which will be added to over the next few months in the run-up to this year’s special Gamergy event.

The GG Series make their debut - Gamergy Edition

One of the new events which has already been announced for the 10th edition of Gamergy is the hosting of the recently launched GG Series. Europe’s biggest semi-pro competition, which is played in ArenaGG and which features tournaments with up to 10 games, will have its own live version at this year’s special 10th edition of Gamergy.

The GG Series online champions in each of the games which comprise the series will have a guaranteed berth in the final phase of the GG Series at Gamergy, with more than 23,000€ in prize-money at stake.

“El Golazo” expands schedule with a new broadcast slot from 12:30 mid-day

Presented by Felipe del Campo, the show will be bringing viewers all the latest sports news from Monday to Friday from 12:30 to 2 in the afternoon

The new broadcast slot for “El Golazo” will be presented by Felipe del Campo and takes the name “El Golazo de la Mañana” and is set to be broadcast from Monday to Friday from 12:30 to 14:00. The first sports show of the day, is looking to bring viewers all the latest sports news, press conferences, coverage of morning training session and all the news with live link-ups from key points of interest around the country.

In addition, the show will also feature interviews with key sporting figures and an expert panel of guests to help dissect all the latest news. The show kicks off on the 11th February at 12:30 h, with Miguel Ángel Méndez, Quique Peinado, Enrique Ortego, Isaac Fouto appearing on “El Golazo de la Mañana” along with the editors of the leading sports newspapers including Juan Ignacio Gallardo, from “Marca”; Ernest Folch, from “Sport”; Alfredo Relaño, from “As” and Santi Nolla, from “Mundo Deportivo”.

With this show, the network will now feature 12 hours of live sports-news reporting kicking off with the morning show which will lead into the main lunch-time show “El Golazo de GOL”, presented by Manolo Lama and Jesús Gallego.

Social media will also be another key element with viewers being able to interact with the programme via the #GolazoMañana hashtag via the channel’s official accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

“La Báscula” celebrating the end of the 7th season on Canal Sur

The educational docu-show has been promoting healthy life-style habits in prime-time since 2013

The big end-of-season finale of “La Báscula” has arrived and is set to bring loads of excitement and surprises on Canal Sur Televisión on the 11th February in prime-time. Last week saw the participants have to choose with their own votes two of the four finalists for the 7th season. The two chosen finalists were José from the “La Venta” team and Susana from “Las Luchadoras.” The other two finalists will be selected by the programme’s team of experts and won’t be revealed until the start of the final show. From the four finalists only one will be crowned the winner of the 7th edition of the programme.

The Canal Sur Televisión viewers will see how the participants have evolved over the 22 weeks of the show produced by Mediasur (MEDIAPRO Group), with their impressive body transformations and how they are now adjusting to their new lives. The group as a whole has lost more than 500kg in weight, experiencing big physical changes but more than anything else huge health benefits.  In addition, the show will also feature the appearance of the singer Melody who will be performing her new single “Rúmbame”. The singer has been invited on “La Báscula” to surprise “Las Luchadoras” who are big fans of the singer from Seville but that is not the only musical surprise on the menu. The programme’s team of experts and Enrique Sánchez have been working on a “healthy” version of the musical “Mamma mia”.

Tension, finalists, surprises and lots of excitement in the grand finale, where the winner of the 7th edition of “La Báscula” will be announced. Presented by Enrique Sánchez, the programme airs from 21:40 on Monday on Canal Sur.

Mediapro Brands brings together two players for the Madrid derby   

Rodrigo and Adán, Atletico Madrid, answered questions from fans before the game

Mediapro Brands created a quick-fire Q&A for Mahou 5 Estrellas with questions about Madrid and the surrounding area as well as the derby game which was played on Saturday between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano.

The event saw, Rodrigo and Adán, Atletico players born in the Spanish capital answer questions posed by fans via Twitter and Facebook. In addition, they also talked about the fans, day-to-day life in Madrid, their personal and sporting live as well as a lot of other topics.

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