29 July 2019

Huge deployment for the MEDIAPRO coverage of the Pan-American Games from Lima

The opening and closing ceremonies, produced in 4K technology for the first time ever

From July 26th MEDIAPRO has been producing the Pan-American Games with the project set to run until August 11th. The event is the biggest sporting competition outside the Olympic Games and will see 6,664 athletes take part in 39 different sports and 62 disciplines. Friday July 26th saw the opening ceremony take place covered for the very first time in 4K technology with the rest of the event and the closing ceremony also being filmed in the cutting-edge broadcast technology. MEDIAPRO will be distributing the broadcast feed 24/7 covering all the events live and providing recorded content for 33 operators across 41 different countries. As soon the game finish, MEDIAPRO will also be producing the Para-Pan-American games from August 23rd to September 1st.

MEDIAPRO is responsible for the broadcast of the sporting events featured in the Games, with close to 1000 hours of coverage with more than 650 staff taking part, 16 OB vans, 27 ENG units and dozens of high tech’ systems to cover the 2800 events across 21 sites. More than 298 cameras, 64 cutting-edge units including beautyshots, robot-controlled and aquatic cameras, polecams, Jimmy Jib, steady cam, omnicam and drones, to provide the very best coverage of the event.

MEDIAPRO is also responsible for the set-up of the International Broadcast Center (IBC) located in the Convention Centre in Lima where all the broadcast feeds are to be sent from the 21 host venues for their subsequent distribution to the 33 international TV operators who are covering the event. The IBC is also offering technical services for the teams covering the event as well as setting up TV studios and live connection points.

MEDIAPRO has a proven track record of event production and broadcast feed distribution of large sporting events. It is currently producing 13 football leagues, including the competitions in Spain, France, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, Columbia, Bolivia, Kenya, Gabon and Mozambique Events covered include the finals of the UEFA Champions League, the Copa América, FIBA World Championships, FIFA Confederations Cup, Euroleague Final Four, The Arab Games, F1 races, Roland Garros and the World Surf Championships in Australia.

WBSC awards MEDIAPRO exclusive broadcast rights in the Americas to 2022

Global audiovisual leader MEDIAPRO named host broadcaster for WBSC Premier12, all World Cups and Olympic Qualifiers staged in the Americas

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) awarded MEDIAPRO the exclusive broadcast rights across the Americas for all WBSC’s world championships through 2022, as well as the flagship global competition on the calendar, the 2019 WBSC Premier12 -- an Olympic qualifier this November which will feature the Men’s National Teams from the 12 best-ranked baseball nations in the world.

The agreement also includes all Baseball World Cups (U-12, U-15, U-18, U-23 and Women’s) and all Softball World Cups (U-12, U-15, U-18 and U-23, Men’s and Women’s).

In addition, MEDIAPRO has been awarded the host broadcast rights of all WBSC’s competitions held across the Americas territory, including the 2019 WBSC Premier12 Group A round in Guadalajara, Mexico, and WBSC’s Qualification Events for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020.

The landmark agreement was entirely negotiated and closed by BASE, WBSC’s in-house sports marketing agency that was launched in 2018 to manage the distribution of the world governing body’s commercial, media and sponsorship rights.

WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari said: "We are thrilled with this major agreement that awards the broadcast and production rights of our World Cups and Premier12 across the Americas through 2022 to an industry leader like MEDIAPRO. This is a major step towards building National Team baseball and softball -- and the WBSC brand -- into elite territory.”

Jaume Roures, Managing Partner of MEDIAPRO, said: "We are excited to add this new project to our portfolio. It is a target for the whole MEDIAPRO Group to advance baseball and softball’s international profile as well as the WBSC brand and competitions. It is very significant that world governing bodies such as WBSC entrust MEDIAPRO with a project like this.”

WBSC and MEDIAPRO will also collaborate on the development of new international competitions and formats that are best positioned for regional and global exposure.

The MEDIAPRO Group is involved in the production of 16 national football competitions around the world and has extensive experience in producing major sporting events, such as the UEFA Champions League, the FIFA World Cup and Formula 1.

World premiere of “The New Pope”, by Paolo Sorrentino, at the Venice Film Festival

An original production of Sky, HBO and Canal+ produced by Wildside and co-produced by Haut et Court TV and THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO

The world premiere of two episodes of “The New Pope” by Academy Award® Winning director Paolo Sorrentino will be an out of competition Special Screening at the 76th Venice Film Festival.

All episodes of “The New Pope” are directed by Academy Award® winning director Paolo Sorrentino, director, among others, of “The Great Beauty” and "The Young Pope".

The cast features two-time Academy Award® nominees Jude Law and John Malkovich, returning cast from “The Young Pope” include Silvio Orlando, Javier Cámara, Cécile de France, Ludivine Sagnier, Maurizio Lombardi. New cast for the limited series are Henry Goodman, Ulrich Thomsen, Mark Ivanir, Yuliya Snigir and Massimo Ghini. Sharon Stone and Marilyn Manson guest stars.

“The New Pope” is written by Paolo Sorrentino with Umberto Contarello and Stefano Bises and marks Sorrentino’s second limited series set in the world of the modern papacy.

“The New Pope”, an original production of SKY-HBO-CANAL+, is produced by Lorenzo Mieli and Mario Gianani for Wildside, which is part of the Fremantle family, and co-produced by Haut et Court TV and THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO. Fremantle act as the global distributor for “The New Pope”.

In the Spanish market, the series will release on HBO Spain.

Today sees La 1 premiere “7 días sin ellas” at 22:40

The program, produced by RTVE together with Big Bang Media (THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO), is an adaptation of the BBC Studios series “The week the women went”

Today July 29th at 22.40 sees La 1 set to premiere “7 días sin ellas”, an adaptation of the program distributed by BBC Studios Distribution Limited "The week the women went", and which has been sold to more than 14 different countries around the world such as Canada, France, Denmark, Morroco and Brazil, among others. A program which shows the evolution of a group of men in a small village who take on all the domestic responsibilities, work, and social activities after the women leave for a week.

Produced by RTVE together with Big Bang Media (THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO), “7 días sin ellas” will take place simultaneously in a small village in Segovia, Bernuy de Porreros and in Vera (Almeria), where the wives will be for the week for 7 days with no mobile phones. Back at home their partners, neighbours and family members will take care of everything both at home and outside until the women come back.

“7 días sin ellas” will highlight the evolution of each group over the course of the week as they try to adapt to their new situation and take on new challenges. Special emphasis will be put on the group of men and how they cope with their new tasks and their reflections on life and their family and how it affects the community they live in. The other side of the coin will see the program team follow the women on their trip to the coast and see they cope with the situation with no communication with their families and a new routine with no obligations whilst they’re enjoying a far from typical holiday.

Episode 1: The journey

After a few days of nerves, preparations for the trip, instructions and question marks, the d-day arrives. The women are aware of the big hole they’re going to leave in the village when they go and the chance they’ve got to bond with the other women. An opportunity for a bit of reflection, think about themselves for once without interference. Meanwhile the group of men have to take the reins at home.

8 groups of men and women which include families with young children, some teenagers, older couples, young couples, the village mayoress and even the owner of one of the bars in the village who’ll be leaving one of the youngsters from Bernuy in charge. The experience mixes couples used to sharing domestic responsibilities to others who are being thrown in at the deep end for the first time.

Telson.Tres60 (MEDIAPRO Group) reinforces its fiction department with the incorporation of Pelayo Gutiérrez

The prestigious artist joins the studio’s fiction department as head of sound for the fiction department

Pelayo Gutiérrez, one of the most prestigious sound designers in Spanish audiovisual production, has joined Telson.Tres60 (MEDIAPRO Group) as the head of sound for the fiction department. With 3 Goya awards and 14 nominations, Gutiérrez is leading an important renovation of human and technological resources at the veteran post-production studio, whose sound department has expanded its team of professionals in line with its evolution within the sector.

Along with Pelayo Gutiérrez, Telson has added renowned professionals in the sector to its fiction sound team, including Eduardo Castro, sound supervisor with two Goya Award nominations, winner of a Macondo Award, nominated for the Golden Reel Awards and a résumé that features sound work for more than 75 films; Alberto Ovejero, sound mixer and dubbing specialist, with two Goya Awards and Premios de la Academia Argentina nominations, providing sound for more than 90 films; Ana Belén Martín, sound production coordinator and responsible for more than 75 films and series; Miguel Huete, editor of more than 40 films and series; Abraham Fernández, editor and ADR recording technician; Miriam Pedregal, sound editor; Ana Caparrós, sound assistant; Valeria Arcieri, dialogue editor and assistant mixer; and Kaihiamaru Martínez, Foley artist with more than 75 films and series under his belt.

Telson has become a reference within the audiovisual industry thanks to its advertising and cinematographic post-production services, its corporate communication and management of TV channels, in addition to being a pioneer company in content digitalization. The addition of new talent to its fiction sound team reiterates MEDIAPRO Group’s confidence in its quality content and comes at the same time as one of the most important technological renovations in Telson’s nearly 45 years of operation, which will increase the company’s current number of studios for sound design–with new Dolby Atmos Home certifications–, dialogue editing and Foley.

MEDIAPRO brings its sector experience to the Barómetro del Sector Tecnológico 2019

M. Carmen Fernández Tallon took part in a debate about innovation, cultural change, talent and technology

M. Carmen Fernández Tallon, head of Innovation at MEDIAPRO, recently took part in the 11th edition of the Barómetro del Sector Tecnológico de Cataluña 2019 event, which took place in the auditorium at the Disseny Hub in Barcelona, an event which saw more than 1000 companies from the sector attend.

With an audience made up almost entirely of sector professionals and representatives from IT companies, the Barómetro concentrated on three main topics this year: the shortage of digital talent, new technologies as value generators and the impact of public policy on the sector.

M. Carmen Fernández Tallon took part in the round table: “Innovation: cultural change, talent and technology”, together with Ester Manzano, the head of Digital Administration at the Catalan Regional Government and Maria Monzó, the head of Innovation and Knowledge at Aigües de Barcelona.

The debate tackled issues such as the lack of IT talent and how this situation affects business growth. It also touched on the growing importance of soft skills, competences that complement engineering and tech’ degrees and are of key importance in the creation of mixed teams.

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