Mediapro


Mediapro secures Europa League rights for France following Canal+ deal

Mediapro has secured rights to the second package of Europa League and Europa Conference League football matches for France for the 2021-24 competitions, covering 260 matches in total. The Spanish broadcaster and producer already holds the exclusive rights to the bulk of top-tier French domestic Ligue 1 football over the same period. The Europa League […]

LFP expresses confidence as Mediapro seeks distribution deals for Ligue 1 channel

France’s professional football league, the LFP, has expressed confidence in the plans of Mediapro, which last year acquired the bulk of Ligue 1 rights for the 2020-24 seasons, after the Spanish broadcaster and producer’s co-founder Jaume Roures outlined his plans for a new football channel at the LFP’s general meeting. Amid scepticism in some quarters […]

Mediapro selling Atresmedia stake

Catalonia-based Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro is selling its stake in Spanish national commercial broadcaster Atresmedi which operates the Antena 3 and La Sexta channels. Mediapro had previously sold a 1% stake in the broadcaster to private equity outfit BlackRock, according to local press. However the latest sale, of its remaining 3.11%, necessitated a communication […]

Mediapro mulling IPO

Spanish producer and broadcaster Mediapro is mulling an IPO one year after Chinese investment group Orient Hontai took a 53% stake in the company, Mediapro co-founder Tatxo Benet has told a Spanish newspaper. Speaking to financial daily Expansión, Benet said that the flotation would not be in the immediate future and that a final decision […]

Mediapro welcomes ‘landmark’ piracy sentence

Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro has welcomed what it describes as a landmark penalty and prison sentence imposed by a Málaga court on individuals behind a pirate network that sold decoders that accessed pirated premium football content.  The court levied fines totalling €500,000 on the outfit and sentenced its administrator to six months in prison […]

Mediapro latest to reject bid for Saudi-hosted Supercopa

No Spanish broadcaster has bid for rights to the Supercopa club football competition following the decision of the  the Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF), the governing body of Spanish football, to relocate the competition to Saudi Arabia.  The RFEF has struck a lucrative three year deal to have the tournament hosted in Saudi Arabia, with the […]

DAZN and Mediaset partner for Copa del Rey bid

Mediaset has reportedly partnered up with OTT sports disruptor DAZN to bid for domestic rights to Spain’s Copa del Rey football competition. According to local paper El Espanol, the organisations submitted a joint bid to the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) during the third round of bidding in the tendering process for the 2019/20, 2020/21 […]

Mediapro throws lifeline to Spanish women’s football

Spanish producer and broadcaster Mediapro has offered a lifeline of €1.5 million to Spanish women’s football organisation the Asociación de Clubes Femeninos de Fútbol (ACFF) to avoid a planned strike of players due to take place from November 16. Mediapro has been in dispute with the ACFF over the latter’s decision to accept an offer […]

Serie A opens US office in pursuit of expansion

Italian football league Serie A has opened an office in the US in an effort to improve its search for media opportunities in the country.  It also marks the league’s first international expansion. It was confirmed by Serie A managing director Luigi De Siervo who, speaking to RadioSOI Sport, said that the move would broaden […]

Serie A delays Mediapro decision to October 14

The Italian football league has once again delayed its decision on Mediapro’s bid for Serie A rights.  The body had initially set a deadline of September 30, which was delayed by a week to October 7. This latest delay adds another week to that, with the new deadline set for October 14. The extra time […]

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