Spanish court: RFEF cannot exclude Mediapro from Copa del Rey

A Spanish judge has ordered the country’s football governing body, the Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF), to cancel the award of rights to the final of the Copa del Rey and to readmit Mediapro to bidding for the match, according to the broadcaster. According to Mediapro, a Madrid commercial court has found in favour […]

Mediapro acquires VR specialist Visyon

Spanish producer and broadcaster Mediapro has acquired local Catalan VR specialist Visyon. Visyon was founded in 2012 and has been working on immersive technology solutions including virtual, augmented and mixed reality. The company currently employs 70 full-time staff, mostly at the main Barcelona headquarters, and has offices in Madrid, London, Dubai, as well as a […]

Mediapro hails launch of Canadian Premier League and OneSoccer

Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro said it had contributed to the successful launch of the Canadian Premier League, the new Canadian professional soccer league, with the first two matches played over the weekend. Mediapro acquired all the media rights within the Canadian Soccer Business (CSB) portfolio for the next 10 years in February, including the […]

Mediapro goes to war with Spanish football federation chief

Spanish producer and broadcaster Mediapro is to take legal action against the president of Spanish football’s governing body, the Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF), over allegations that Mediapro bribed officials to secure rights to the World Cup qualifying matches in Central America and the Caribbean. Mediapro has demanded a public apology from Luis Rubiales […]

Madrid court orders Prisa to pay ‘football war’ damages to Mediapro

A Madrid court has ordered publishing group Prisa to pay €51 million in damages to Mediapro over the ‘football war’ between the pair that dates back over a decade. The damages relate to a ban on Mediapro exploiting audiovisual rights of the matches of a number of football clubs to that Mediapro had signed deals […]

Mediapro sees revenues jump

Spanish broadcaster and content producer Mediapro has posted a 20% increase in revenue for 2018, following its acquisition of premium sports rights at home and internationally and a ramping up of its production efforts. Mediapro, which earlier this announced the consolidation of its production company subsidiaries and increased investment in production under the new Mediapro […]

Mediapro names new Italian chief

Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro has named Eugeni Sallent as head of its Italian operation. Sallent, who previously headed up Mediapro’s Televideo operation in Colombia, will lead the group’s Rome and Milan-based operation in Italy. Prior to joining Mediapro, he worked in senior roles at Catalunya Radio and TV3, and headed up the launch of […]

Euskaltel to carry Mediapro eSports service

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel has struck a deal to carry Mediapro’s eSports offering U-BEAT as part of its content line-up. U-BEAT offers more than 3,000 hours of competitions, news and magazine content about eSports. Euskaltel said that eSports was growing in popularity in Span, with an audience of about 5.5 million spectators and annual […]

Mediapro secures Qatar World Cup rights

Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro has secured the Spanish rights to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, boosting its flagging roster of domestic and international football rights in the country. Mediapro said it would create a dedicated channel providing 24/7 coverage of the competition. In addition to live broadcasts of matches, the channel will provide […]

Mediapro ramps up French campaign with second division rights

Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro has ramped up its effort to carve out a significant slice of the French premium subscription video market by acquiring rights to second division football in the country. Mediapro has been awarded the main package of second division rights by the French professional football league, the LFP, giving the Catalan […]

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